Who doesn’t wish there was more time in the day or that there were more ways to multi-task and get all the things they “have to” or “should” do out of the way, making more time for relaxing and exploring hobbies?
The treadmill desk idea came from Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Levine, who suggested walking at a slow speed instead of sitting at a desk for eight hours straight. Losing weight at a desk job isn’t out of the question now, nor is having a home office and small gym without a massive home.
Even if you want more of a workout than just walking, you’re still cutting down the time you need to devote to it before or after work.
The LifeSpan Fitness treadmill desk is more than the average treadmill with a tabletop installed to hold a computer. The desk height is adjustable. The armrests are filled with foam for your comfort as you work. Also, there is a small console, cable management (so you won’t get tangled up as you walk), and a space big enough to hold a drink, a laptop, notes, a phone, and more.
It measures your time, steps walked, calories burned, and distance traveled, plus it stops when you step off of the belt. If you were feeling ambitious, you may be disappointed to find out that it’s only recommended for up to six hours of daily use, not the full eight.
There are ways to give it a whirl if you’re not sure you’d like to make the $1000+ commitment yet (assuming you have or can get an older treadmill), like the DIY version at Treadmill-Desk.com.
How would you feel about working while standing up?
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