Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't Walk to Work, Walk AT Work


Treadmill desks hit the big time (the New York Times).

Promoted by Dr. James Levine and his NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) team as an easy means to combat obesity and adopted by world famous bloggers like bookofjoe's Joe (check out the picture down below to see Joe on his desk) now you can buy one from office furniture maker Steelcase for the not-so-low price of $4,000.

The way it works is pretty straight forward. Instead of sitting, you walk. Apparently walking at up to 1.5 miles an hour generally doesn't cause you to break a sweat and still allows you to type, mouse and talk normally.

My advice?

If you're interested, instead of forking out the big bucks pick up a used treadmill with arms on your local Kijiji or Craig's List and jerry-rig your own version on the cheap.

Here's Joe on his:



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3 comments:

  1. what a cool idea!!!!

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  2. Anonymous3:25 pm

    My friend bought a treadmill and now plays video games on his computer while walking.

    I'll try and get a video to you later.

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  3. I am just not the coordinated. Though I do now have an elevated desk where I stand about half my day, and that took some getting use to.

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