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What is a treadmill desk?

What is a treadmill desk?

Here we explain exactly what a treadmill desk is and how to create one in your home or office. Sometimes called walking workstations, walking desks or even treaddesks, we look at what you need to start your journey from chair to walking whilst you work.

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Can you fit a treadmill desk in at home and why do you need one?

Can you fit a treadmill desk in at home and why do you need one?

As millions of people are now confined to working at home we've seen a large increase in enquiries and orders for treadmill desks to home users. For those of us who aren't used to working from home the necessity to do so has come as a bit of a shock. For me personally, it means less activity and more tea and biscuits (if you can get them) which isn't a great combination. Surprisingly few people have a good home office set up and are learning the hard way that using a laptop on the sofa or kitchen table for hours...

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Employee engagement, could your business do more?

   There was a time, when businesses could attract new talent with a competitive salary and good package. In today’s world where workplace wellbeing is a priority for so many, businesses need to look at creating more dynamic workspaces. There’s definitely been a monumental shift in the workplace, particularly within offices. Large corporations and some of the worlds biggest brands are throwing the rule book out of the window, designing more welcoming spaces for their employees  - basically creating an exciting playground for grown-ups. The change isn’t just happening in offices, for many years colleges and universities have pathed the...

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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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