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?

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 on end is a fast track way to needing a physio or osteopath. Good posture is key but very difficult to achieve at the best of times, even with the expensive chairs found in many workplaces.

A treadmill desk increases your activity and allows you to create the perfect posture because we all walk upright. Walking very slowly, at say 1.1mph, allows you to focus on your work and use a keyboard and mouse as effectively as sitting. You'll also burn about 100 calories per hour more than sitting - your back will thank you too!

So, how much space do you need? Well, the footprint for the Lifespan TR1200-DT7 or DT5 for example is just 1.1m wide x 1.7m deep which isn't a whole lot different to a small desk and chair.

The setup below is an interesting one - this customer wanted to retain his traditional desk so put a "desk riser" onto his desktop. Here is a Lifespan TR5000-DT3 and the treadmill is protruding about 110cm from the edge of the desk - which is only about 20cm more space than you need for a chair.


Obviously, there are many different set ups and our Ultimate Workstation allows users to sit/stand/walk all at the same desk. If you've got the space for an office desk there are usually no reasons why you can't upgrade to a treadmill desk. 

At the time of writing, we are delivering and helping people change their home working experiences for the better (and healthier).

If you need any advice or just want to run some ideas past us we're always happy to chat. Alternatively, you can email me directly