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Preventing Strain Injury at Work

Whatever type of job you do, whether you sit at a desk, are on your feet or drive a vehicle, you need to protect your joints, muscles and ligaments. This is important at any age in order to prevent long term injury.  Lower back pain and what is known as repetitive strain injury that affects the arms, wrists, fingers, neck or shoulders, can be both disabling and hard to resolve. By following some straightforward rules, such as adopting a good posture, and doing some simple exercises, you can prevent problems arising and help yourself to stay fit and mobile. If...

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Staying Fit for a Longer Working Life

With recent changes to the state pension age, it has never been more important to stay fit at work.  If your job involves sitting at a desk from 9-5 this can be be much harder to achieve. So if you aren't lucky enough to have a treadmill desk in your office, we have researched a few tips as recommended by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy that you can do to stay fit and healthy to help ensure that you prolong your working life.  Ensure that your working environment and working practices are safe and ergonomically sound. Report any problems to your employer Take...

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Free FITBIT ONE with Treadmill Desk offer

Free FITBIT ONE with Treadmill Desk offer

There's never been a better time to invest in a treadmill desk! Users who track their daily steps using wearable technology are more likely to make regular use of a treadmill desk. However, we find that some wrist based trackers do not count your steps whilst working as your wrist remains on the desktop wrist rest whilst you work. The Fitbit One is perfect as it clips onto your clothing or your can simply keep it in your pocket. For a limited period we are giving away a free Fitbit One with every TR1200 & TR5000 purchase. You will automatically receive...

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Treadmill Desk Trial

Treadmill Desk Trial

The people at IPG Media brands had a great time last week trialling a TR1200-DT7 treadmill desk! The Treadmill Desk Store offered a trial machine to help out with their Mind-Body Balance activities that were organised during January. More and more businesses are investing in initiatives to help keep their workforce active as healthy employees are more productive employees! If you would like to try one of our machines we may be able to help. Depending on your location we may need to make a small charge to delivery and collection.    

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Which treadmill desk is right for you?

Which treadmill desk is right for you?

So you've been researching the health and work benefits of owning a treadmill desk and you've stumbled across www.thetreadmilldeskstore.co.uk and you're trying to work out which of our desks is the best fit for you.  Our customers often fit into 3 categories, home user, small office and large company. As such, we have 3 different treadmill desks suitable for varying levels of use.  Firstly, we have two models in each series 'DT7' which is an electronic height adjustable desk - best in multi user environments and 'DT5' which is a manual height adjustable desk, best suited to an environment where...

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5 things that happen to your body when you walk

  Walking is a wonderful exercise and if you're just embarking on a fitness regime walking is a great place to start! You may think you are only putting one foot in front of the other but there are a whole load of good things going on in your body. With the cold weather almost upon us an office treadmill desk is a great place to get some walking in whilst you work. Minutes 1 to 5Your first few steps trigger the release of energy-producing chemicals in your cells to fuel your walk. Your heart rate revs from about 70...

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The 5 things I say most when talking about treadmill desks! (written in 1055 steps)

Since starting The Treadmill Deskstore in April this year we've attended numerous shows and business well-being events. The concept of treadmill desks and walking whilst working aren't yet well known in the UK (we're changing that!). I estimate that 98% of people I've met have never tried a machine and 80% have never heard of the concept. We are never short of people wanting to try our machines out.  The reaction we get from people always puts a smile on my face so I thought I'd jot down the 5 most common things I say! 1. "Don't worry, there is...

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Why regular treadmills aren't suitable for walking and working.

We are often asked why a regular treadmill can't be used for walking and working. We have seen a number of DIY treadmill desks and whilst we admire the effort that has gone into creating these machines they're not really suitable, especially in a work place. Our Lifespan treadmill bases have been designed from the ground up for walking, there are differences.... Firstly, if you want to work you will probably need a desk. Our treadmill bases do not have uprights that house the console or heart rate monitor handles. This allows a height adjustable desk to be positioned in...

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