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How many extra calories can you burn on a treadmill desk?

How many extra calories can you burn on a treadmill desk?

Many people invest in a treadmill desk to help lose weight, sometimes we're asked how many calories you can burn whilst walking at your desk opposed to sitting. The science behind calories and weight loss can be made very complex but it is a simple fact that walking at your desk will make you burn more calories than sitting or just standing! The body will naturally burn calories even sitting and doing nothing, the amount of calories we burn varies with different people for a number of reasons. Anybody wanting to lose weight can work on the general rule that...

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Treadmill Desk - Your questions answered!

We sell many treadmill desks to a wide range of people, from those just looking to intersperse a bit of exercise into their working day and those looking to walk at their treadmill desk all day long. We work with large global companies, small businesses and people working from home or in studios. But the questions we get asked are often the same... 1. Can you actually walk and work?  The short answer is yes - we do it all the time (I'm walking and working from my treadmill desk right now). However, you will need to adjust your walking...

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How fast should I walk on my treadmill desk?

How fast should I walk on my treadmill desk?

The amount of people using treadmill desks in the UK has been growing steadily over the past few years and we sometimes get asked what is the best speed to walk at whilst working. When I first started, I used to walk at around 2.3mph but I was using a shared Lifespan TR1200-DT7 so would only walk for around 40 minutes at a time so other people could take their turn. At that time I would "save up" tasks that I thought would be easier to carry out whilst walking. Going through my emails and making phonecalls were things I...

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Exercise at work: Are we getting enough?

Exercise at work: Are we getting enough?

We’ve all heard of standing desks and the many benefits associated with a sit stand desk – but is standing all day at work considered exercise? No, unfortunately not. Whilst standing is the healthier choice over sitting, it is still recommended that even those who use standing workstations still inject their day with regular desk exercises.   However, in a world where many people can perform 100% of their job without moving from their desk chair, is it any wonder that public health is on the decline and many office workers are leading a sedentary life? So what can we...

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Workplace Culture is Changing

With advancement in workplace technologies, workers are able to adapt a much more flexible approach to working, no longer tied to the office from nine till five employees are able to work from home, the office and even the odd coffee shop! So it's safe to say that office working has moved on from the days of typewriters, fax machines and dial up internet, but has this had an impact on the health of the employee?  Obesity in the UK is at an all time high, with many health officials pointing the finger at the sedentary lifestyle many of us...

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Treadmill Desk vs Bike Desk - which is best?

Treadmill Desk vs Bike Desk - which is best?

Now there is a question! We get asked this a lot, especially by businesses asking for advice on the best piece of equipment that everybody can benefit from. The answer is the treadmill desk and bike desks are both great products, just different. Firstly, as I've said previously there can be some misconceptions about treadmill desks in that people initially think you need to run! This can make them seem a little less accessible than the bikes. We can all ride a bike, especially one that doesn't have wheels! On the Lifespan C3 bike you are still sitting but it...

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Is it difficult to work on a treadmill desk?

Is it difficult to work on a treadmill desk?

When I first heard of the concept of a treadmill desk, I immediately thought "how can somebody work whilst running on a treadmill?!" I've lost count of the amount of times I said to people that "No, I only walk" when explaining about my treadmill desk. Let's face it, the word "treadmill" conjures up all sorts of images of people sweeting profusely whilst on a running machine in a gym! It's a tough call getting people out of their nice comfy chairs when they associate treadmills with torture devices! So, first things first - a Lifespan Treadmill Desk has a...

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A few tips for our new treadmill desk users!

A few tips for our new treadmill desk users!

I still get excited knowing that we're helping somebody new to rise up from their chair and onto a nice new Lifespan Treadmill desk! Over the last week or so we've sent three treadmills up to Scotland so hello to our new users there. So, in my excitement I thought I'd post up a few tips on how to get the best from your treadmill desk. Firstly, it's always good to get the desk height adjusted correctly. I prefer my wrists to be resting gently on the desktop with elbows bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Monitor height is also...

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The Lifespan Duo. An under desk bike you can put anywhere!

The Lifespan Duo. An under desk bike you can put anywhere!

Under desk bikes make it easy to get gentle exercise and movement whilst sitting at a desk. The Lifespan Duo Bike Desk is a great new product that has been designed with comfort and flexibilty in mind. What we love about the Lifespan Duo is the silent operation and that it doesn't require power. There are two versions, the Duo which features two Lifespan Solo under desk bikes attached to a 106cm circular desk and the Lifespan Trio which is similar but with 3 under desk bikes and a 117cm circular desk. Lifespan Trio shown above.   The bikes themselves...

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I've been using a treadmill desk for 2 years but what are my health benefits?

I've been using a treadmill desk for 2 years but what are my health benefits?

So, it's been around 2 years since I started using a treadmill desk on a regular basis and I get asked a lot of questions about what it's like to walk whilst working at my desk! Some questions are focused on how I can work whilst walking but others are based on what the benefits are so I'd like to focus on those benefits in this piece. Firstly, a bit of context...like around 60% of working adults, I had a sedentary desk job based in an office and have been working that way since leaving school. Now, aged 50, I...

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