The scientific community has termed the phrase the “sitting disease” to describe the average American lifestyle that consists of 7.7 hours a day of sedentary sitting, of which 5.7 hours are at the office.
There are three main sedentary sitting scenarios that we hope to address. The first is that the products available on the market now that provide exercise at the office are either unrealistically complex, do not fit in most offices or the user hits their knees on the desk when exercising. Secondly, there are zero products on the market that allow passengers in a car keep their legs active while commuting to work or driving across country. Finally, air travel can last hours with very low or zero leg movement. These sedentary sitting scenarios are more than just uncomfortable, they're deadly.
An article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2014 found that sedentary sitting is associated with a 24% increased risk of colon cancer, a 32% increased risk of endometrial cancer, and a 21% increased risk of lung cancer. The Mayo Clinic reinforces the concerns of sedentary sitting when they found that those who sat for long periods of time had a nearly 50% increase in the risk of death from any cause and about a 125% increase risk of events associated with cardiovascular disease, such as chest pain (specifically, angina) or heart attack. The “sitting disease” is slowly killing millions of Americans every year.
This is why the PediGlide was invented. It will be the only product that addresses nearly every sedentary sitting scenario; whether you're at your office, home, sitting in your friends are or even on an airplane.
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