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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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What a great place for a Lifespan Treadmill Desk

What a great place for a Lifespan Treadmill Desk

We always love helping people to get out of their chairs and improve their health with a Lifespan Treadmill Desk. Recently, we received an order for a TR1200-DT7 from an international law firm based in the heart of the City of London. What we didn't know is what a great location this machine was going to. Our technician advised me to pop along to see for myself!    This lucky user not only has a fantastic view but they have also thought carefully about ergonomics too. Using a suitable monitor arm helps ensure your head and neck are positioned perfectly....

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One in 10 premature deaths linked to sitting

Most people know that sitting at a desk each day as part of your job isn't good for your health. If you change from an active lifestyle to a more sedentary role the first thing you may notice is weight gain. Here is an intersting article about the longer term impact. https://news.sky.com/story/one-in-10-premature-deaths-linked-to-sitting-study-finds-11675281      

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Treadmill Desk Store Ireland featured on Ireland AM

Conor from The Treadmill Deskstore Ireland was asked by Ireland AM to demonstrate the TR1200-DT7 and TR1200-DT3 (with a sit/stand desk) treadmill desks. The message here is that everybody can walk and work! You can boost productivity, improve health and make your business an interesting way to work. All this for often a little more than the cost and floor space of a desk and a decent chair.

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