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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 60,351
5/2/13 8:46 A

We have one of these in our office at SparkPeople, and a lot of people really like it. The treadmill goes very slow. Here's a blog about it if you're interested:

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
5/2/13 8:21 A

I like the idea but in practice I could never do it, and I'm in reasonably good shape. I guess it depends on how coordinated you are and how much you have to concentrate at work. If you are working from home perhaps go for a walk at lunch -- which is what I usually do.

If you want to give it a try you could set your laptop on a shelf or dresser and see if you can work there for any amount of time. Or maybe get up on every hour and do 10 squats or jumping jacks or something. Or get one of those balance balls to sit on (I've always wanted to try that!)

I wouldn't waste $ on that but if you try it let us know how it goes :)

MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
5/2/13 8:06 A

This new show
did a "When Will You Die?" episode and they did a big spiel on you can live longer putting a box on your desk and standing up to work :-) I have been following the sitting-too-much is killing us thing and priced podiums/laptop lecterns to work at but was wondering if anyone has tried this/ works standing up and if they have seen a difference in their health/fitness/anything?

I often have trouble "standing" for any length of time (working at the kitchen sink, for example) and wonder if I want to try this or it would just be another "gadget" I don't have room for in my tiny home.

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer
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