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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 55,911
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:

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=stu
ff_we_love_the_lifespan_treadmill_desk


Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

LEKSIPATSY Posts: 380
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 channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/the
-numbers-game/
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?

www.treadmill-desk.com/

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.

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