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Research Article

Treadmill Workstations: The Effects of Walking while Working on Physical Activity and Work Performance

  • Avner Ben-Ner mail,

    benne001@umn.edu

    Affiliation: Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Darla J. Hamann,

    Affiliation: School of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, United States of America

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  • Gabriel Koepp,

    Affiliation: Obesity Solutions, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Chimnay U. Manohar,

    Affiliation: Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • James Levine

    Affiliation: Obesity Solutions, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: February 20, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088620

About the Authors

Avner Ben-Ner, Chimnay U. Manohar
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Darla J. Hamann
School of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, United States of America
Gabriel Koepp, James Levine
Obesity Solutions, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: benne001@umn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal’s policy and have the following conflicts. Disclosure: Dr. Levine, prior to 2008, received consulting/royalty fees from Steelcase. He currently has no financial or legal agreement of any kind with Steelcase, Inc. The following authors received grant support: Koepp G, Levine J, and Ben-Ner A. The following authors received Consulting Fees: Hamann D. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JL ABN GK DJH. Performed the experiments: JL ABN GK DJH CUM. Analyzed the data: ABN DJH. Wrote the paper: ABN DJH.