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January 29, 2013

Update on treadmill desk use

Filed under: Health and Exercise — David Allen @ 7:34 pm

I have now been using my treadmill desks for over a year. I have continued to use it on and off throughout the year. I find that sometimes I’m in the mood for walking and sometimes I’m not. So I keep an ordinary desk next to the treadmill desk so I can sit down when I feel tired. It’s funny how you get used to something. I often have breakfast standing up and walking on the treadmill desk while I read the news. This is not as difficult as you would think since I’m normally going a half a mile an hour.

As usual, I’m dictating this post while I’m strolling on the treadmill. I seem to have adapted to the equipment totally. I can step on and off of it with comfort and confidence even while it is moving. I’m not recommending this. That’s a legal disclaimer so somebody does not sue me. I’m not responsible for any accidents you have because you may be uncoordinated.

At this point, I really don’t have anything dramatic or interesting to report. I use the treadmill desk sometimes. And sometimes I don’t. It works just fine. I hardly think about it anymore.

Just to set your expectations to a realistic level: I’ve not lost any weight since I bought the treadmill desk and started using it. However, if it really is bad for you to sit down for several hours every evening after sitting at a desk job most of the day, then this treadmill desk is a good thing for me. It allows me to read the news, check my email, and possibly read a book online or watch a movie while taking a stroll.

February 13, 2012

Update from a Treadmill Desk User

Filed under: Health and Exercise — David Allen @ 5:28 pm

I have been using my LifeSpan treadmill desk for almost 2 months now. I’ve been very pleased with it. I am currently spending an average of two hours per day walking on the treadmill while using my computer. If you think about that, the difference in activity level is substantial. I would otherwise be sitting down for those two hours. I might be reading my e-mail or answering it, I might be browsing the web, or I might be reading an e-book. (more…)

January 16, 2012

Diary of a Treadmill Desk User

Filed under: Health and Exercise — Tags: — David Allen @ 7:21 pm

Saturday, December 31, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I got an e-mail from 2nd Wind Fitness, advertising a treadmill desk. I stopped in to their store and they had a model on display. I dragged my laptop out of the trunk of my car and I walked on it for over a half an hour while I read and answered my e-mails and surfed the Internet. It felt like it would work so I ordered one.  (more…)

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