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My desk job is anything but ordinary - A great review

  When we sell a treadmill desk to a new user, we really enjoy hearing how they are getting on with their new way of working. We like to keep the door open so that they feel they can get in touch if they ever have an issue or simply just need a bit of help programming their machine. We hear some great accounts of weight loss, reduced back pain, improved health, better circulation and in one case a treadmill desk has even helped one of our customers to better manage their type 1 diabetes! So when someone takes the time to...

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Treadmill Hot-desking

The way we work is ever changing, and not only are businesses having to change the way they operate, but employees are also being asked to adopt a fresh approach to work. The idea of hot-desking has been around for some time now, but now many large organisations are turning their entire office spaces into hot-desking environments. Whilst this may create a more dynamic workplace, we have to ask, is it good for employee health?  The idea is that all staff are asked to clear their desks completely at the end of the day, and upon their return the following...

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Maintaining your Treadmill Desk

Basic maintenance of your treadmill is essential if you want to keep your machine running smoothly and prolong the life of the machine. The good news is, it's very simple to do!   We recommend that your treadmill is regularly lubricated as this will relieve any friction on the belt, you can purchase 100% silicone treadmill oil for £14.95 here We recommend that the TR1200 is lubricated every 50 hours and the TR5000 once a year.To lubricate, unplug your TR5000 or TR1200. Slide your hand or ruler under the belt and lift away from the walk deck. Apply about a...

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We're expanding!

We have been working with Irish based office products company Stakelum Office Supplies to launch The Treadmill Desk Store Ireland www.thetreadmilldeskstore.ie We have carried out many successful treadmill desks installations in Ireland previously, most notably the launch of Fitbit's headquarters in Dublin. As treadmill desks gain in popularity, it was important for us to find the right partner  to continue to market and supply treadmill desks  in Ireland. Stakelum Office supplies with nearly 50 years' experience within office products were the perfect fit. Moving forward they will be providing the same service as TDS UK including free delivery, short lead times, competitive pricing and...

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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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