A Lifespan Treadmill Desk Makes It Easy To Fit Exercise Into Your Day
People are always complaining about how hard it is to fit exercise into your day (me included) and stay fit, especially during the winter months.
Compared to other ways that you can spend time, exercise can be a chore. This is especially true when you’re talking about things that aren’t necessarily exciting such as walking. Walking outside, getting fresh air is great but during the winter months, forget it. You could drag yourself to the gym after work but that, too, requires effort.
Everyone knows that walking is good for you. And if you can’t walk outside when it’s cold, what should you do? Imagine if you could walk all day, while you were working. If we office cubicle dwellers have demonstrated anything during the past few decades, it’s that we can spend countless hours multitasking at our office desks. But given the opportunity, why not work AND workout at the SAME TIME?
Enter the Lifespan treadmill desk.
ROSI Office Systems carries a variety of Lifespan treadmill desks and treadmill bases that you can use under your own standing desk. If you are in the Houston area, stop our showroom for a demonstration. You can also email or call us at (713) 636-5248 for more details.
Lifespan Treadmill Desk Tips:
- Slow walking at only one mile per hour is the key to using a treadmill desk for long periods of time while working. A normal walking pace down a hallway or street is 2.5 to 4 mph. The slow walk can take a little practice.
- Wear proper footwear to prevent further problems such as walking or running shoes rather than heels, dress sandals, flip flops, or dress shoes.
- Proper posture is important, whether at a office desk or on a treadmill workstation. If you are still hunching over the keyboard, you are now developing poor walking habits in addition to poor sitting habits.
- You will need to ensure your work surface and computer monitor are set up at the right height. Ergonomics is key to preventing shoulder, neck, and back problems.
- It’s best to slowly increase your time using a treadmill desk. Start with 15 minutes at a time once or twice a day in the first week. See how you tolerate it. After a few days, add shorter bouts each hour of five minutes, which will break up your sitting time.