We have all heard about the effects of sitting for long periods of time and we at Healthy Home & Office actively promote sit/stand desk as alternatives for offices and home offices. So why not take it a step further and have a treadmill desk.
The easiest way to get healthy is by making it fun and easy and by integrating workplace weight loss into your already existing daily schedule. Fitting a treadmill desk into the office for everyone to use is a great way to lose weight. If you have a home office, then replace your static desk with a treadmill desk and switch between sitting and walking through the day.
Treadmill Desk – Working to improve health
Besides providing a calorie burn, there are a lot of additional benefits of walking and working at a treadmill desk:
- Prevents/manages obesity related health conditions
- Helps maintain strong bones
- Promotes creativity
- Increases productivity
- Improves mood
- Reduces stress
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Low-impact exercise
The risks of sitting too long are clear
Walking is something most people can do, regardless of their individual level of fitness, but its finding the time to fit it in. We drive to work, sit at a desk, drive home and sit on a sofa. So why not combine work with meeting your 10,000 a day steps goal.
Big Companies embracing Treadmill Desk Use
Google, Microsoft and Evernote, and the hotel chains Hyatt and Marriott, are among the companies using treadmill desks.
“The interesting thing is that they are putting them in common areas, so that people can use them for an hour then go back to their normal location,” says Peter Schenk, president of the exercise equipment company LifeSpan.
Avoiding Sedentary Situations in Daily Work
We are not suggesting that you replace your desk with a treadmill, instead, combine sitting standing and walking through the day. You’ll be amazed how quickly you get used to walking and working. Why not come and try for yourself as we are the proud new owners of a treadmill desk at our showroom in Send. You may have to kick one of us off, but you are very welcome to come along and see for yourself.
Come and try the Treadmill Desk at Surrey Business Expo
We will have the treadmill desk at the Surrey Business Expo on 14th June 2017 as per our last blog, so why not come along and have a go and help us raise money for Oakleaf Enterprise – making life work with mental illness.