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How to Make Your Office a Healthier Place

We spend most of the day in the office so it's easy to slip into unhealthy ways, sometimes all it takes is the smell of a colleagues tasty lunch and the rabbit food is in the bin and you find yourself reaching for a tasty burger. There's also the temptation of after work drinks, Wine Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays are becoming a regular fixture in many diaries and while it's fine to treat yourself, it's important to consider your health. So we have put together some tips to keep you healthy at work.  1  Yes, we love our coffee, but remember to...

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Great Equipment to use with your Treadmill Desk

So you now have your treadmill desk installed in your office and are ready to start walking and working. Although all of our treadmill desks are compatible with all regular office equipment we have identified a number of ergonomic products all designed to make life at your treadmill desk a little easier.   Monitor Arms When standing at your treadmill desk the top of your screen should be at eye level, although the treadmill desks are height adjustable taller users may find they need a monitor arm to raise their screens.     Vertical Grip Computer Mouse Some users prefer...

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The difference between Walking Treadmills and Regular Treadmills

Designed from the "Ground Up" is a term we use to describe our treadmill desks. To define this term we need to first have a brief discussion on how treadmills work from a mechanical perspective. Treadmills are designed with a drive motor that is connected to the front roller via a belt. The pulley on the drive motor is smaller than the pulley on the front roller to create a mechanical advantage. In other words, this allows the motor to spin multiple times around for every time the front roller spins. This works like the gears of a car. The...

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Selecting the Right Treadmill Desk

There are a number of treadmill desk options to select from when making the decision to add walking into your workday. We recommend that you first select the desk that best works for you. Choose from the following three options: DT3 Works with Your Height Adjustable Desk: If you already have a standing desk, height adjustable desk or want to purchase a specific desk the DT3 is likely the right option for you. The DT3 is a treadmill base that fits with your existing or desired standing desk. It's compact, convenient, and has all of the features as our other...

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Why it was a privilege for us to showcase at the Employee Benefits Live Expo at Olympia 21st & 22nd September 2015!

We've had a great week so far and have just got back to our offices after spending two days showcasing 5 Lifespan treadmill desks at the EB Live expo held in London's Olympia. Lucy, Walter (Lifespan) and myself were on stand 230 and the event organisers also asked for equipment for their The Activity Hub area which was looked after by events staff! So, we had Lifespan treadmill desks in two corners of the grand hall which kept us very busy. Since launching just four months ago we've come a long way and spoken to hundreds of people about the...

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Can the Treadmill Desk beat the 3pm Lull?

We’ve all been there at one time or another, 3pm rolls around and we haven’t got the motivation to even get up and make a coffee let alone actually work through the pile of paperwork that’s been building up on our desk. According to a recent study the 3pm energy lull is a big issue, with nine out of ten British office workers claiming to have experienced it, resulting in a total of 24 unproductive days each year.  What’s more, one in five office workers even admitted to falling asleep at their desk, which surely cannot be good for the...

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Thinking of buying a treadmill desk? Your top 10 questions answered.

A treadmill desk is not only a significant investment your health and well-being it is also a significant financial investment so you want to make sure that you are purchasing the right desk for you. We have compiled a list of the most asked questions put to us by people just like you!   Can you really walk and work? Yes, once you find your rhythm it’s surprisingly easy how quickly you forget what your feet are doing. Speed is key, you’ll find that your walking and working pace won’t be the same as your normal walking pace.   Will...

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Famous Fans of the Treadmill Desk

Whilst the UK is finally getting behind walking and working, they have been doing it for years in the US. Along the road they have picked up a few famous treadmill deskers... https://uk.pinterest.com/treadmilldesker/famous-treadmilldeskers/ Jimmy Kimmel using the treadmill desk want to join them? Click here 

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What happens to your body when you sit?

Here is a great animated video that explains in 5 minutes what your body goes through when you sit down. I think it's the best we've seen and I hope you watch it (standing up of course!).    

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