Should You Use a Treadmill Desk While Working?
Sitting at the computer at home or at office desk all day is bad for you in many ways. More and more, we hear about how sitting raises our health risks. Is one answer to put your computer workstation on a treadmill and pace the day away as you work?
Weight Loss Potential
A small study of 15 obese office workers had them walk and work at a vertical computer workstation on a treadmill at the slow pace of 1 mile per hour.1 They burned an extra 100 calories per hour.
If they used the treadmill workstation for 2 to 3 hours a day, the researchers estimated they could lose 44 to 66 pounds per year. That's an extreme estimate, which assumes they didn't make up the calories with an extra snack or calorie-dense drink.
Actual weight loss over a year of using a treadmill desk was studied in a 2013 paper. They followed 36 subjects who used a treadmill desk for an average of an hour a day, losing an average of 3.1 pounds. The subjects who were obese lost more—an average of 7.5 pounds. That's more realistic and shows what is more likely to happen in the real world.
Walking Schedule for Weight Loss
Using a Treadmill Desk
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.
Those using the treadmill need to have the proper footwear to prevent further problems such as proper walking or running shoes rather than heels, dress sandals, flip-flops, or dress shoes.
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.
If your goal is weight loss, increase the length of time you use it for 20 minutes and 30 minutes twice a day in the second and third weeks. If that goes well, continue to increase the length of time of each use in the third and fourth weeks.
Ensure that your work surface and computer are set up at the right height. Ergonomics is key to preventing shoulder, neck, and back problems, and proper posture is important. If you hunch over the keyboard, you will develop poor walking habits in addition to poor sitting habits.
The Ultra-Thin Smart Foldable Treadmill
You got a floor? You got a gym! For better or for worse, excuses for not keeping fit are disappearing by the year. Today, you can have healthy meals and groceries delivered to your door, more workspaces are starting to incorporate fitness into their work day, and foldable mini treadmills are becoming so small you could fit them into the palm of your hand.
OK, maybe not that small. But still. Just look how tiny it is, though. It’s so compact while folded up, that you could easily fit it under your bed, or even couch as the photo above shows.
The Ultra-Thin Smart Foldable Treadmill offers you a convenient way to get your 10,000 steps in a day, without taking up room in your house or looking out of place. With no bulky legs or stands, this foldable mini treadmill is the perfect fitness solution for working from home and offices.
How Do You Use It?
Operation is super easy. All you have to do is place the Ultra-Thin Smart Foldable Treadmill wherever you want, unfold it, and then start it up (and stop it) using the remote. We’ve even included the ability to use a handy app on your mobile phone to control the treadmill. Awesome!
Here is a simple video of how easy it is to use. Just roll it out, plug it in, unfold it and press start!
The Ultra-Thin Smart Foldable Treadmill is really the perfect product to improve our unhealthy sedentary lifestyle. It won't disturb the work, entertainment or rest of families, neighbors, colleagues or even yourself.
This quiet, sturdy and smooth treadmill allows walking at your home office or in the office without bothering anyone around.
This portable walking treadmill can be conveniently moved with two wheels.
Click to find out more about the Ultra-Thin Smart Foldable Treadmill.
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