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Are office workers more sedentary than pensioners?

Are office workers more sedentary than pensioners?

A recent national health survey produced some rather scary results – the average time that 45 to 54-year-old males are seated during a week day is seven hours and forty eight minutes, and seven hours and eighteen minutes for females. The survey also compared the sitting habits of the over 75, and although these were still high, they were practically equal to office workers some 30 years younger. With so many of us now in desk jobs, it raises the question, how is the computer age affecting our long term health? Computers first became a real part of offices in...

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Women's Health trial Treadmill Desk

Women's Health trial Treadmill Desk

We were recently contacted by Cancer Research UK, they are currently working on their 'walk all over cancer' campaign and are being supported by businesses and celebrities all over the UK.  In a bid to reach a wider audience they had been working with Claire Sanderson, editor of Women's Health magazine. Obviously a health enthusiast, given her job role, Claire was keen to fly the flag for the office worker - who sometimes struggle to fit in the recommended 10,000 steps per day. Cancer Research were aware of The Treadmill Desk Store due to the recent media interest on "sitting...

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"I don't sit anymore"

"I don't sit anymore"

In many offices having a meeting with your director whilst he's walking on a treadmill might seem a bit strange, but in our office this has been a normal occurrence for some time... Since we launched The Treadmill Desk Store we have always had treadmill "hot-desks" available for everyone to use as they wish, the desks are fully equipped with a phone and a computer - in fact if you ever call our customer service team the chances are they are walking at one of our treadmill desks.  More recently, due to expansion within the business, the treadmill desk became...

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Stamp of Approval

To support today's, World Physical Activity Day a postmark urging the nation to get on our feet and get moving has been created by Royal Mail to support this year’s On Your Feet Britain #OYF2017 Day. Royal Mail is supporting On Your Feet Britain with a dedicated postmark that will be appearing on doormats on Friday April 28. It will be applied to millions of items nationwide.A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “Our 120,000 plus postmen and women are a familiar sight up and down the country six days a week. They are a testament to the value of being active and moving around....

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Exercise: How much is should we be doing?

Exercise: How much is should we be doing?

For years many of us have been strapping on our pedometers and marching towards 10,000 steps per day, yet apparently the magic number that we should all be aiming for is 15,000. New research in The International Journal of Obesity suggests that the recommended number of daily steps may actually fall short in terms of slashing your risk of heart disease. For the study, researchers in the UK recruited 111 Scottish postal workers who engaged in varying levels of physical activity: Some were office-bound with desk jobs, while others delivered mail on foot.   Perhaps unsurprisingly, the postal workers who sat for most of the...

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Are you a home worker?

Working from home has many benefits but it often means we become far more sedentary, your day isn’t usually interspersed with short walks to the photocopier or walking from one department to the next which is why the effects of a sedentary lifestyle are greater to a home worker. With a Treadmill Desk in your home office you can easily inject some activity into your working day without interrupting your work flow. Dedicated Walking Workstation Our Treadmill Desks consist of two components; a treadmill base and a height adjustable desk. Choosing the correct treadmill base is simple because it’s based...

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The simple change that your business needs to make...

The simple change that your business needs to make...

You may already know that The Treadmill Desk Store is a subsidiary of a large office products company, Total Office which has over 50 years experience in the supply and demand of office products.  Our product offering extends from your every day consumables to business print and in more recent years ergonomic products and equipment. And whilst the majority of ergonomic products are fantastic, most are designed aid people whilst they SIT at their desks. But if sitting is the problem, how can businesses get around this problem and actually help their employees?   The solution is actually very simple,...

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The Treadmill Desk Vs The Bike Desk

The Treadmill Desk Vs The Bike Desk

As you have probably already seen in our store, we are stockists of both LifeSpan Treadmill Desks and the Bike Desks. So we are often asked what the better active workstation is. In truth, we are supportive of all active work stations, because quite simply any desk which encourages movement is better than a desk which encourages sedentary behaviour.  So what are the real differences, well firstly with the treadmill desk you are standing - walking in fact. Walking properly has plenty of benefits, from improving general posture and muscle tone to preventing cardiac related illness, lower back pain and long-term joint...

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Our Top Active Office Installations

Our Top Active Office Installations

Over the past few months we have seen many offices adopting a new and healthier way of working, from creating a healthy eating initiative to the installation of active desking - in the form of our treadmill desks!  This new and more active way of working is definitely spreading  - we've been lucky enough to have been invited to some of these offices to find out how our treadmill desks have been incorporated. This software company decided to place a treadmill desks in one of their breakout rooms. Allowing their employees the freedom to step away from their desk and...

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Understanding LifeSpan Treadmill Desks

Our LifeSpan range of treadmill desks come in many different variants, so you need to make sure that you are selecting the best treadmill desk model that suits you and your needs. Below we have broken down our information which should help you make an informed decision about your treadmill desk. LifeSpan have three different treadmill models, these are: TR800, TR1200 and TR5000. Each model is graded by the predicted level of usage.  TR800 - up to 3 hours use per day TR1200 - up to 6 hours use per day TR5000 - up to 10 hours use per day Treadmill...

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