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Topic Title: Treadmill Desk
Created On: 06/13/2013 12:08 AM
 
 05/29/2014 02:09 PM

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AllanW

<p>I think it's cool. Did you know that John Green wrote all of The Fault in Our Stars while walking on a Treadmill Desk? The owner of Rooster Teeth (production company) also lost like fifty pounds walking on a treadmill while playing video games. Personally, I'd rather have a Treadmill Desk than a Standing Desk. If I'm going to be standing, I'd much rather be walking than standing still. </p>
 06/13/2013 12:08 AM

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FatCatAnna

[size= small]If you're like me - I work sitting down at a computer - and that makes me very inactive - which of course isn't healthy for anyone - especially myself - as a diabetic.[/size]

[size= small]Recently I read in Chatelaine (a Canadian magazine) - about a staff member there having tested out a "[url=http://www.lifespanfitness.ca/workplacesolutions-treadmill-desk-and-bike-desk.html]treadmill desk[/url]". Yes, a treadmill - that allows you to walk - and supposably work 100%. Though she did say that some jobs do require that you have to sit down. The gal who tested it out at Chatelaine (a Canadian magazine) - said in the beginning - she found it abit odd - but at the end of the month's trial - she actually liked it so much - she was looking forward to one that allows you to cycle while you work (I think my brother might like this for his home office!).

Her one comment that perked my interest was, and I quote " I came to crave the &lsquo;walker's high' I got after a day on the treadmill desk. It helped me think more clearly, and I didn't even need my afternoon sugar fix (research shows a simple 15-minute stroll can cut chocolate cravings in half). I also just felt better - light cardio boosts the production of [url=http://www.chatelaine.com/health/fitness/the-real-secret-to-being-fit-and-healthy-high-intensity-vs-low-intensity-exercise/]feel-good chemicals[/url] and lowers levels of stress hormones."[/size]

[size= small]Now, you can't walk really fast since the maximum speed you can go on this treadmill only goes to 6.4 km/hr or 4 miles/hour. And like the tester says - they started at only 30 minutes - and graduated to working their whole day on it (I think she said 7 hours).[/size]

[size= small]Another statement in the article - which is very true of many of us, and I quote -" up to 70 percent of us spend six or more hours a day in a chair, even weekly workouts aren't enough to offset the damage of too little movement. Instead, researchers stress the importance of finding little ways to move every hour. Even if you don't have fitness equipment in your office, taking time to stand, stretch or [url=http://www.chatelaine.com/health/fitness/gym-free-ways-to-get-fit/]do a few squats[/url] makes a big difference."

It was the taking time to stand, stretch, just do something that made me realise that I do try to do this at my work desk - so I'm not doing too bad - but could do more. Considering I do work from home the majority of the time as well - maybe I can adapt my own treadmill to do the same thing (my DH is all enthusiasstic about this for me - as he knows I'm getting depressed about my weight gain over last 6 months).

Would you find it weird walking / working at the same time? If your office got a few in like this - would you put your hand up as a volunteer? You know what my answer would be !

To find out more - and tips on how to make your own home version of a "treadmill desk" plus other ideas to be more active while working - go to the Chatelaine [url=http://www.lifespanfitness.ca/workplacesolutions-treadmill-desk-and-bike-desk.html]article[/url].[url=http://www.suddenlyfrugal.com/2012/01/diy-treadmill-desk/][img]http://www.suddenlyfrugal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/treadmill-desk-with-dog.jpg[/img]
[/url] Picture from [url=http://www.suddenlyfrugal.com/2012/01/diy-treadmill-desk/]Do It Yourself Tread Mill[/url] (dog not included - sorry Jenny)[/size]

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