Treadmill Desk and Bike Desk Reviews
Bringing Activity Back to the Workplace with a Treadmill DeskJune 26, 2014
Kim Insley, reporter for Minneapolis’s Kare 11 Sunrise, talks about sitting disease. She highlights Dairy Queen and their employees, Heather Peters and Craig Bader that use LifeSpan Treadmill Desks as a way to exercise at work. "You can really accomplish a lot of work at the same time as walking," said Peters. "And it really helps you get through those more tedious tasks."
The idea of adding movement into the workday is not only helping individuals but helping company’s reduce their healthcare costs. Insley interviews Steven Benton, M.D., who talks about sitting all day and the toll on your health. "We're not intended to be still all the day long," said Benton. Dairy Queen is renovating their offices to build out their wellness program in order to make their employees healthier, while also using their wellness program as a recruitment tool.Full Article
Ditch Your Office Chair and Replace it with a Standing DeskJune 2, 2014
Gregory Ferenstein, writer for The Daily Beast, talks about ditching his office chair and never looking back. While feeling healthier and more productive, he’s noticed that he no longer suffers from cramping legs and back. “Humans do not actually need to sit much; our six-pack-brandishing tribal counterparts cover 15 to 20 miles a day on average,” said Ferenstein.
On his quest to no longer sit in the office Ferenstein reviews various standing desks, one of which is a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. One of his biggest takeaways: the improvement of employer satisfaction and physical activity. “I burn 300-600 more calories a day than I would by sitting, and I improve my overall fitness,” said Ferenstein. Not only is he a big fan in general, but he notices the boost in productivity and brain function.Full Article
Work Out at Work with a LifeSpan Treadmill DeskMarch 9, 2014
Alice Miller from The Missoulian, interviews Quentin Rhoades, a Missoula lawyer, and Jennifer Straughan from the Montana Radio Company. They both have been walking and working for over a year now. Rhoades says “It surprised me how easy it is… I’ve noticed that I'm more productive. I'm not sure that it makes me more fit, although it can't be bad for you in that perspective.”
Miller covers how it can be difficult getting people to choose a treadmill desk. She interviews Ron Veilleux, owner of MT ErgoFit and retailer of LifeSpan Treadmill Desks. He has been trying to supply more people with these desks since 2010. “People tend to associate sweaty runners with treadmills, when in fact, the treadmill desks move at between 1.5 and 2 mph,” Veilleux said. “The thing we hear the most is how they feel when they go home at the end of the day.”Full Article
Why it’s Worth Your Employer’s Money to Buy Everyone a Treadmill DeskMarch 7, 2014
A must read from TechCrunch! Gregory Ferenstein, owner of a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk, researches how desk jobs are slowly killing us. He also covers the new study on the impact of treadmill desks on workplace productivity. “The results suggest that the introduction of treadmill workstations, as hypothesized, has a significantly favorable impact on both physical activity and work performance,” the research team concludes. “It seems that companies ought to consider making treadmill workstations available to their sedentary employees.”
Ferenstein’s story breaks down why it is worth your employer’s money to invest in treadmill desks. From the benefits of added productivity, to the reduction in healthcare costs and sick days, he states that the “cost of treadmill per employee equation, it makes perfect sense.” Gregory states that he loves his treadmill desk and walks about 5 hours a day and truly believes “it’s worth employers to outfit their entire office with treadmill desks.”Full Article
Walking to Better Health with a Treadmill DeskMarch 5, 2014
My San Antonio reporter, Emily Spicer, wrote about creating a healthier workplace. As part of her research, she tests a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk for a month. She gives continual updates on her progress, from her initial impressions of trying each task for the first time, to simply making it part of her daily routine. On day three she says, “At first, my thoughts were preoccupied with clever comebacks to the “good-natured” taunts my cynical co-workers threw my way… And then today: I am making others feel guilty! “Fine, I’ll walk my dog more often,” a co-worker JUST SAID as I was writing this.”
Spicer gives a great overview of integrating walking into your everyday work life. On day five she points out that she is walking 4 to 5 miles a day and is able to perform daily tasks, such as typing, surfing the web, and talking on the phone with consistent productivity. Day 11 she says “I am officially skinnier. FOR REALS! My clothes are noticeably looser thanks to the Lifespan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk.” When she talks about using the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk for 3 1/2 weeks, she says “My clothes are looser, and I have not changed my diet. I feel like I have more energy and am more alert and focused during the workday. I feel taller, too, because I'm not sitting hunched over a keypad, and my posture seems to have improved — and the nagging little tweak in the lower right of my back is worlds better.” In the end, Spicer purchases the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk, because she enjoys it so much.Full Article
Making Your Office More Ergo with a Treadmill DeskMarch 1, 2014
Rebecca Edwards, author at Celebrate Hilton Head, quickly learned the value of workplace activity when her neck pain became unbearable. Believing that her discomfort may have stemmed from her office environment, she interviewed Dr. Kelley LeBlanc, a well-educated chiropractor. LeBlanc determined that the source of Rebecca’s issues may be her sedentary office culture. “I would say that back muscle spasm due to extended sitting, either at a desk or in a car, is the root of back pain in about 20-30 percent of my acute low back pain patients,” Leblanc said.
Rebecca urges readers to stop the pain by being more ergonomically friendly, giving suggestions for workplace improvements. One of these suggestions is a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk that can help to minimize back pain and maximize fat-burning abilities.Full Article
Could a Treadmill Desk Help Cure Sitting Disease?February 8, 2014
Stephanie Steinberg from U.S. News reviews the research of sedentary disease and tests out a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. She speaks to James Levine, the director of Obesity Solutions at Mayo Clinic and a Treadmill Desk expert. "It takes a couple weeks [to adjust], but after their first two weeks, stress levels progressively start to decline," he said. "Once people have the hang of it they're good to go."
Steinberg also interviews Kimberly Castro, who is the U.S. News managing editor and uses a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk regularly. “I found myself extremely zoned in while checking email or editing a story. There's a meditative quality to walking that helped me stay relaxed and centered," Castro said, of her treadmill desk experience. "I also felt the time go by very quickly. An hour on the treadmill felt like a mere 20 minutes." With more oxygen flowing to the brain, it’s normal for people to see an increase in productivity. Susan Orlean, from The New Yorker, confirms much of the same. She is a LifeSpan Treadmill desk convert and walks about five to six hours a day.Full Article
Walking on a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk Could Add Years to Your LifeFebruary 2, 2014
Kelli Stegeman, news anchor for FOX Florida, interviews Dr. Ron Garry as he works on his LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. They discuss the hazards of long-term sitting and chat about the personal changes Dr. Garry has noticed since he began walking and working, such as losing weight and improved posture. “The literature is incredible, with decreased incidents in stroke, heart attack and actually improved cognition,” Garry said, speaking of sedentary lifestyle research.
Kelli also interviewed Dr. Andrew Singh from Lee Memorial Health Systems. Singh actively works to improve the health of corporate employees. He speaks favorably about the benefits of companies installing LifeSpan Treadmill Desks in their office space. “Not only can you improve the health of your employees, you can have employees more productive, you can have happier employees,” he says. Full Article
LifeSpan Treadmill Desks and the Benefits of Activity in the WorkplaceJanuary 30, 2014
Laurel Struck, a Graphic Designer and Marketing professional, has spent too many years sitting and has felt the pains of them all. “After kids, it was hard losing the weight and it was hard to find time to be physically active. In my particular job, it is hard to get a walk in over the lunch hour or to take a break,” Struck said. “I’m immersed in the medical, nutrition and sports medicine world… and yet I sit all day.” She started her company’s wellness program and has become much more aware of the problems sitting all day can cause, now she is doing something about it.
After walking and working on her LifeSpan Treadmill Desk, Struck believes she’s a more effective employee. “I am more efficient. I have more oxygen to my brain. I am happier. I am less tense,” she said. “Things just roll off my back a little bit easier. How do you put a price tag on that?” She not only reviews all the benefits of activity in the workplace, but the common discomforts of a sedentary job and statistics on how much companies lose annually in productivity due to stress related injuries.
Walking While Working: Treadmill Desks Installed for 911 Dispatchers - FOX4January 7, 2014
In Kansas City, the Johnson County Communications Center, fields the 911 emergency calls. “We don’t really get a lot of breaks to get up and walk around; we’re pretty much stuck at our consoles,” said Heather Beabout, a 911 dispatcher. They have found that treadmill desks are a great resource when working long shifts, especially through the night.
The dispatch center has invested in four LifeSpan Treadmill Desks and believe they are worth it. “Is it a good value? Are they worth the investment? What good would they actually do? And all of that research led to the conclusion that yes, they’re well worth it,” Erickson said. “We have had dispatchers that have actually died in their chair here at work. We don`t want that to happen ever again.”Watch Full Video
Getting Started with Your Treadmill Desk - Chicago BusinessJanuary 6, 2014
Dan Rubinstein is an at home journalist who uses daily runs to juggle deadlines and home life. He ordered a LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 to help him stay slim, sane, hit deadlines and fight sitting disease. When the treadmill desk arrived he wondered how much work he’d get done at 2.5 MPH. Within the first day he noticed work is easy to complete and he didn’t hit the afternoon lag, even working through the typical coffee break and short afternoon run.
He notices office tasks aren’t difficult, and even takes his phone interviews while walking. “Like Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, I’m a convert,” Rubinstein said. However he does think he’ll still sit for the occasional office task.Full Article
Walking at Work on a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk - WiredJanuary 2, 2014
WIRED writer Mat Honan, explores walking and working on the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk for the month of December. He highlights the display features such as time, distance, speed, steps taken, and calories burned while walking. “I also noticed that everyone wanted to try the desk. People still laughed at me, but then they asked if they could try it,” said Honan. Included in the people who loved checking it out was Mike Calore, their tall Gadget Lab editor. Mat points out that it is easy and fun to goof around on, but an overall cool gadget.
After a little getting used to and warming up to the desk the experience was positive. “I lost three pounds during the month of December—during a time when I gorged on holiday food and candy and, aside from two lonely bike rides, made a point of not exercising in any way, shape or form whenever I wasn’t on my treadmill desk. I genuinely felt better at the end of most days too. It was a great experience in weight loss and health,” said Honan.Full Article
I Tried it: Treadmill Desk - San Diego MagazineDecember 30, 2013
San Diego Magazine writer, Erin Meanley, watched a TedXSanDiego video that put things into perspective on sedentary lifestyles being the new smoking. “Nowadays people are sitting 9.3 hours a day, which is more than we’re sleeping, at 7.7 hours,” said speaker Nilofer Merchant. Meanley walked back to work that day and then decided to purchase a LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk. She noticed right away that tasks come naturally and she was able to complete all of her normal workload with ease.
“My posture improved. I wasn’t snacking at my desk or staring out the window idly. And this is the argument that, more than saving on health costs and absenteeism, will get employers—it’s the productivity! Spacing out is easy when you’re slumping in a chair. But when your body is in motion, your hands and mind naturally have to keep up,” said Meanley. She did notice she was getting sore and started incorporating bigger shoes, inserts, and stretched her calves. Overall she is taking a more conscious approach, “I’ve recently begun measuring my sitting times,” said Meanley. That is the main goal, for all of us to be more conscious of our bodies and making physical activity a part of our daily routine.Full Article
Getting Your Body Moving with a Treadmill Desk - University of Michigan Health SystemsDecember 30, 2013
University of Michigan (U of M) is adding treadmill desks into their offices to keep employees moving. U of M writer, Caroline R. Richardson, writes about racking up the benefits of a treadmill desk, one step at a time. “I like the fact that I can exercise on the job — while on a conference call or doing computer-related work,” said Richardson. The benefits of walking throughout the day consist of weight loss and improved blood pressure, cholesterol, and productivity, as well as a decrease in various diseases.
While the benefits were listed prominently it is also noted, “treadmill walking is beneficial, it may not take the place of more vigorous exercise, which is helpful for heart health,” said Richardson. Make sure to ease into the use of a treadmill desk, keeping in mind that excessive use right away can cause stress to the body.Full Article
No More Office Chairs - Fox BusinessDecember 27, 2013
FOX Business’s Connell McShane interviews LifeSpan’s President, Peter Schenk. Schenk speaks about the line of products and how they work. “A lot of people have said for years that instead of just sitting around your desk all day, and that has become a problem in many offices. You should get up more, you should walk around, you know do some work on the move if you can or at least just stand at your desk,” McShane said.
Schenk discusses how the treadmill desk is easy to use and regular office tasks are a quick learning curve. Which explains why companies such as Nike, Google, Microsoft, William Morris, and Universities like Baylor, Pennsylvania State, and Harvard use the desks to get their employees more active.Watch Full Video
Burning Calories with a Treadmill Desk - RedbookDecember 12, 2013
When Kelly Osbourne walked into her agent’s office at William Morris, she noticed something new, a whole group of people working on treadmill desks. “I was surprised by how comfortable they looked while walking, talking, typing—all at the same time,” said Osbourne. The new fitness writer for Redbook Magazine had to try one, so she got the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk in her apartment.
“Now I’m convinced these desks might be the solution to what some experts refer to as sitting disease; it's called a disease because there are very real consequences,” says Osbourne. She shares statistics from people who sit a majority of the time have a 112% increase in diabetes and 147% increase in cardiovascular disease. When Osbourne spoke of her experience on her LifeSpan Treadmill Desk she said, “I even found that the repetitive motion helped me focus. Really, though, it doesn't matter how you stay active, as long as you keep moving.”Full Article
Sitting at Work is Deadly so We Tried a Treadmill Desk - Business InsiderDecember 4, 2013
Business Insider’s Senior Producer, Will Wei posts a video of his co-workers on a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. They ask, “How hard is it to walk and work at the same time?” In this very real video review there are several staff members walking and working for the first time. Some of the first responses were “it feels great,” “it’s hard to type,” and “I miss clicking on some things,” which is common. Although the learning curve is fast and small for most people, there is still a learning curve.
After a few minutes of trying out the treadmill desk, many people had responses such as “I’m feeling good, like I’m finally starting to get the hang of it,” “it feels good actually,” “this is much better than that [a standing desk], because your legs are moving,” and “I’m having a good time and I feel like I’m getting just as much work done!”Watch Full Video
My Life with a Treadmill Desk - CNET TVNovember 1, 2013
Can you really work and walk at the same time? Columnist Danny Sullivan had his doubts but after using the LifeSpan TR1200-DT7 Treadmill Desk for two months made him a convert. “In a typical day, I'll walk anywhere from 4 to 7 hours, burning an estimated 500 to 1,000 calories. For the step-counters, I usually do around 15,000 to 25,000 steps per day,” said Sullivan.
The LifeSpan Treadmill Desk had plenty of space for all the office supplies he needed, such as a laptop, three external monitors, a phone and all office supplies.
Sullivan noticed he is tired at the end of the day, but a good tired, one that tells him he’s walked a good distance. He’s also lost a little bit of weight and feels more energized while working. “I found myself craving the walk,” said Sullivan. He reviews all features of the desk such as height control, display readouts and Bluetooth connectivity.Full Article
Consumer Reports Test Treadmill Desks - KIMA TVNovember 6, 2013
CBS affiliate news reporter, Tyler Slauson interviews Chris Brown from Consumer Reports about his LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. “I can do pretty much anything at the treadmill desk that I could do sitting down behind a desk,” said Brown. Consumer Reports tested two models of treadmill desks using a panel of 12 staffers. “We had them read and type on the computer, we had them talk on the phone, and we had them surf the internet,” said Consumer Reports representative.
After an initial adjustment period to walking while working, the staffers liked using the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk over the Exerpeutic WorkFit 1030. Panelists spoke of the LifeSpan desk stating, “the overall stability with this machine is very sound” and “I feel better about myself both physically and psychologically.”Watch Full Video
Treadmill Desks Growing in Popularity - THV 11November 5, 2013
As managing partner of a law firm, Keelin Kavanagh tended to spend 15 hours a day at her desk. To fix her sedentary lifestyle she purchased a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. "You can almost do anything while walking at the one mile an hour pace." She walks between one and two and a half miles an hour while reading, emailing, and talking on the phone. Cardiologist Alan Rozanski says, "Sitting all day, getting no physical activity is equivalent to smoking. It's that big of a risk."
He recommends using a pedometer to count steps, just as he does, highlighting that the American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps a day.
Rozanski also points out that inactivity can lead to weight gain, diabetes, neck/back pain, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and other health conditions. LifeSpan, a leading retailer of the desks, says its sales have tripled in the last year to customers including Google and Nike.Watch Full Video
Mortgage Firm Sees Success with Treadmill Desks - CBS St. LouisOctober 8, 2013
American Equity Mortgage’s CEO, Deanna Daughhetee purchased one LifeSpan Treadmill Desk and over the course of a year, they now own several. “We’ve made it a big part of our wellness initiative and are doing all kinds of different contests and competitions and things that really engage people to use them,” said Daughhetee.
Among walking challenges and a boost in living healthier lives, they have seen the desks be successful in the afternoon, getting employees past the lag. Daughhetee hopes the initiative will bring health insurance premiums down as well.Full Article
Walking at Work: Treadmill Desks Growing in Popularity - MYNorthwestOctober 1, 2013
Ron Wiener is a longtime Seattle-area tech entrepreneur who spent hours in front of a computer. "You don't think five pounds is a lot. But it adds up, so over the years it became a real problem for me," said Weiner. After weight gain and feeling unhealthy, he decided to purchase a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. "When you walk at very slow speeds your productivity goes up significantly and this has been scientifically shown. You're increasing blood flow to the brain, obviously. Your concentration improves," said Weiner "It changed my life."
Companies all over the world are becoming more aware of the damages of sitting, so they are investing in treadmill desks to help employees stay healthy, be more productive, lose weight, reduce stress, and reduce the risk for diseases. "We don't see the growth slowing down for several years as right now we are just moving from early adopters, which are educated and highly health-conscious, to more mainstream users," said Peter Schenk, LifeSpan president.Full Article
Treadmill Desks are Becoming the Latest Trend - The Daily CallerSeptember 12, 2013
Large and small companies are working to bring more activity into the workplace. The largest talent agency in the world, WHE, has twenty employees, including Ari Emanuel, that have installed LifeSpan Treadmill Desks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. WME agent Adriana Alberghetti told The Hollywood Reporter, “I tear through my work because you get so singularly minded about what you are doing. You have to, or else you fall off!”
Alberghetti also convinced Adam Goodman, Paramount president, and Hannah Minghell, Sony production president to purchase LifeSpan desks. LifeSpan president Peter Schenk said in an interview with BuzzFeed, “Our biggest growth I can say in the last six months has been more from Fortune 200 companies than it has been from smaller companies.”Full Article
An Editor Works Out His Body Issues with a Treadmill Desk - ReadWriteAugust 1, 2013
ReadWrite Editor-in-Chief Owen Thomas had a mission to become healthier, publically, in four months, during the holiday season. He does this by combining eating, exercising, and walking on a LifeSpan treadmill desk at work. Thomas walks about 10 miles a day while working and getting all his daily tasks complete.
“I am, as it happens, on a literal treadmill—a treadmill desk… I can hit "pause" and hop off anytime. But I don't want to,” said Thomas. Over the four months he loses weight and has increased energy. Mostly Thomas is happier to work his way to an overall healthier lifestyle. “I carry on, one foot in front of the other on the treadmill. I've walked another two miles while drafting this post,” said Thomas.Full Article
Is Sitting the New Smoking? - CBSPittsburghJuly 22, 2013
CBS Pittsburgh reporter, Susan Koeppen, explores the negative effects of sitting all day. In her interviews she speaks to Justin Santi, Carol Morse, and Patrick Joula about their experiences of sitting all day at work and gaining weight. She found that on average people spend 64 hours a week sitting, and 41% of Americans experience weight gain at work. "Some experts are calling sitting the new smoking. It’s bad for our health and employees are doing just about everything to stay fit on the job,” said Koeppen.
The interviewees work at Highmark, a company that believes in the health of its employees and promotes taking the stairs instead of the elevator, balance balls instead of chairs, a foot cycle under the desk, and walking on LifeSpan Treadmill Desks. “It’s marvelous, it’s fantastic,” said Joula. Highmark invested in treadmill desks after hearing about them in offices such as Jimmy Kimmel’s or Google, they have found them to improve employee health without affecting work performance. Full Article
Working From Home with a Treadmill Desk - BentleyHokeJuly 11, 2013
Bentley Hoke’s principal, Brian Hoke suggested a present from his family for the holidays. "My (self-selected) gift from my wife and children this past Christmas was a treadmill desk – specifically, a LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 – that I’ve been using just about every day since,” said Hoke. Working from a home office and developing websites he is able to perform all of his normal tasks walking between 1-2 mph.
Hoke has noticed several benefits and says it is great being able to get some physical activity into his day. “The cost for the treadmill desk I have is not inconsiderable (but not much beyond what one might spend on a good non-desk treadmill) but, in my opinion, well worth it; I’ve lost about 12 pounds since using it,” said Hoke “I would recommend it highly.”Full Article
My Strange Addiction - The Wall Street JournalJuly 10, 2013
Writer Amanda Filipacchi wrote an article about her treadmill desk for The Wall Street Journal. "A year ago, I went through a patch of personal problems that were making it impossible for me to stick to my usual exercise routine... with perfect timing, The New Yorker published an article called "Walking Alive," by Susan Orlean, offering a solution at least to the life-threatening part of my problem,” said Filipacchi.
She began researching the exact model that Orlean used getting as far as the model, she contacted LifeSpan. The staff was helpful and looked into the Orlean model, they helped her order a LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Treadmill Desk. “It was love at first step,” she said.Full Article
30 Days of Working Out on the Office Treadmill Desk - Online Offices To GoJuly 3, 2013
After four weeks of working and walking two and a half hours (10,000 steps) every weekday on the Lifespan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk, the office worker comments, "The treadmill desk seriously rocks." As a result of incorporating the new equipment into the workday for a month, the worker reports a weight loss of four pounds; elimination of chronic back pain; minimal mid-afternoon slumps; and an overall increase in activity levels.
After this experience, she “most definitely will continue using the treadmill desk as frequently as…able without being the office treadmill hog. It's such an amazing work benefit." She loved the desk so much Online Offices To Go, decided to aid in the sales of the desks after they used the product.Full Article
Staying Healthier with a Treadmill Desk at Work - KULR8 NewsMay 08, 2013
Yellowstone Surgery Center for Athletic Medicine and Performance marketing coordinator, Laurel Struck, was researching the effects of siting. Sitting for longer than 6 hours each day can have devastating health effects. Struck purchased a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk to keep herself active and now she craves getting on the desk to walk and work.
"There's definitely that sense of euphoria that comes and I have more energy when I get home. And as a result, I'm actually kind of happier," said Struck. She now walks over five miles a day and loves the way she feels.Full Article
The 10 Coolest Gadgets: LifeSpan Treadmill Desk - PC MagMarch 16, 2013
PC Mag highlights LifeSpan for one of The 10 Coolest Gadgets. Stating, "Sitting kills, but a desk job doesn't mean you're doomed. The LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk Combination lets you walk and work at your own pace."Full Article
The Ultimate Health Tool - Renegade HealthJanuary 23, 2013
Renegade Health writer Kevin Gianni writes about his new LifeSpan Treadmill Desk after becoming concerned with the amount of time he was sitting. He learned about it at an invite-only health industry event. He purchased the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 right away. “I love this thing and continue to use it. It’s now part of my routine. I most likely won’t use is as much as I did in the beginning, but I don’t see going back to a regular desk full time ever again. I’ve recommended it to just about everyone I know. Some have even gone out and purchased one of their own,” said Gianni.
When Jim Kwik, memory trainer, asked Gianni for his top health tip of 2013, he recommended the treadmill desk. Performing all the daily tasks while still being physically active was exactly what Gianni had been looking for. Walking an average of 4.26 miles per weekday and is hoping to purchase more for their office saying it is a “total gamechanger.”Full Article
Walking While Working: Should You Try a Treadmill Desk? - Popular MechanicsOctober 3, 2012
Scott Neumyer, reporter for Popular Mechanics reviews the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk. “What better way to extend your lifespan than walking all day at a slow pace (usually between 0.8 and 1.2 miles per hour) while you tap away at your keyboard,” said Neumyer. Once his LifeSpan desk arrives he gets moving and reviews every feature, highlighting the good, bad, and giving final takeaway points.
As for the good he commends the sturdy machine, desktop space, foam armrest, height-adjustable desk, large walking surface on the treadmill, and how quiet it runs. “It might take a few days to get accustomed to walking while your fingers and eyes do your work, but after those first couple days on the treadmill desk, you barely even know you’re walking anymore,” he said. As for the downsides to the desk he talks about its size, using a trackpad, and minor sweat while walking. For the final note Neumyer says “The transition to a treadmill (or even a standing desk) will leave you more energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle a hard day’s work. It’s not the perfect solution, but it’s certainly a step toward a healthier, happier you.”Full Article
How I Keep My Job From Killing Me with a Treadmill Desk - Inc.Aug 24, 2012
Inc. writer Jeff Haden wants the world to know how he keeps his job from killing him, so he uses the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. Haden has read more about how sitting all day is really bad for you, and as his co-worker Jessica Stillman notes it can also make you dumber. He also reviews her findings on the health risks associated with sitting all day such as; you are 18% more likely to die from diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
Haden chose the LifeSpan desk because of its overall quality vs. other brands. As he gets started walking and working he gives a great report of the progress he makes. As for making walking a habit at work he found this mantra to follow “I will never sit when I can stand and never stand when I can walk." In his final conclusion of walking at work he says “Hmm: Longer life expectancy. Improved fitness. Smarter. Better circulation. Lower risk of heart disease and diabetes. All that and you can lose weight. Now tell me walking while you work isn't worth changing a few of your work habits and working through the short adjustment period.”Full Article
Walk at Work: Treadmill Desk Could Make You Envy of the Office – MashableJuly 10, 2012
Mashable reporter Chris Taylor was struck when he learned of the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. “Every so often, a tech product comes along that has the potential to change your life. Not in the way people say a smartphone or tablet changes their lives, but literally — remove pounds, increase energy, maybe add years to your life expectancy — all during your working hours,” said Taylor. Mashable has installed LifeSpan desks in their New York and San Francisco offices, giving their employees the chance to be more active at work.
“The early treadmill desk adopters, in our experience, are the ones who will keep returning to it. With us, I think, it's like a switch has flipped in our minds. We relish walking while working,” said Taylor. He reflects on both offices walking with enthusiasm while also looking over their beautiful city views. The only one unsure of the treadmill desk in the office is the office dog Franklin.Full Article
Sure, Sitting Can Kill You. The Alternative? A Treadmill Desk - Boston Business JournalJuly 10, 2012
Galen Moore from Boston Business Journal decides to write about the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk when he learns of all the risks of sitting. “The Mayo Clinic in 1999 studied whether sitting more leads to weight gain. The American Cancer Society tied sitting to shortened life spans in 2006,” said Moore.
He covers all of the features such as a sturdy build, large desk space, and price. The treadmill desk is not designed for running but to bring activity back into the workplace. He talks about some users who log about 8 miles a day on their desks.Full Article
Stuff We Love: The LifeSpan Treadmill Desk - SparkPeopleMarch 28, 2012
Nicole Nichols from SparkPeople covered the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk after several articles covering the pitfalls of sitting. She has been conscious of the hazards of sitting which is why she’s tried all office remedies such as standing workstations, sitting on a ball, using the stairs, and taking walking meetings. When the LifeSpan desk arrived they set it up so several employees could take turns throughout the day.
The staff covers their experience in a video review and share their thoughts about the desk. Overall, “the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk gets two thumbs up from SparkPeople's employees and fitness experts! Just imagine if every office in America provided these to their workers. We'd save countless dollars on healthcare, reduce widespread obesity and its health complications, and probably have a much happier and more productive workforce,” said Nichols.Full Article Watch Video
Walking It Out at Work with a Treadmill Desk - Fit Bottomed GirlsFebruary 6, 2012
Jenn from Fit Bottomed Girls blog tried out a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk to get herself moving throughout her workday. She works at home and finds herself working out in the morning and then spending the rest of the day sitting unless there is a need to get up. Recently, she’s discovered how damaging sitting for hours on end can be to her health. Therefore, the treadmill desk was a perfect boost in her daily activity.
“I really, really think this could be an awesome part of the solution to the obesity epidemic. So many have trouble fitting workouts in because of work. So making work more active? Well, that’s just a no-brainer,” said Jenn. She really believes in people adding these to their offices, whether they work at home or in a business. It’s the perfect addition to burn more calories throughout the day and fend off diseases caused from too much sitting.Full Article
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