Wired Magazine Test Treadmill Desks

Obviously, we think the LifeSpan treadmill desks are great, but it's always nice to read and independent review and hear that the LifeSpan treadmill desk has come out on top!  Review from Chris Haslam:  LifeSpan TR1200-DT7 This is the full professional set-up with a high-torque treadmill displaying time, distance, steps and calories, all adjusted to weight. The automated, height-adjustable desk is controlled from a simple console. The treadmill is very quiet and its 50cm-wide runway lets you forget what your feet are doing and concentrate on work. It was perfect for checking emails and for web research. Walking while working...

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Look to the past, step into the future

You only have to watch an episode of Mad Men to see how much the workplace has changed over the years, long gone are the days where smoking and drinking in a boardroom were considered acceptable. Not only has social behavior changed in offices, so has the technology - when was the last time you sent a fax for instance? So we've since swapped the bourbon for fruit teas, the filofax for ipads and yet we're still sitting in the same style office chairs and using the same type of desking which was invented long before the days of Don Draper and...

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Want to learn more about the inventor of the treadmill desk?

Dr James Levine is co-director of the Mayo Clinic and the Arizona State University Obesity Initiative - he's also inventor of the treadmill desk.    Like any novel concept, Dr James Levine started researching the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and was met with his fair share of resistance from peers and colleagues refusing to change, accept and embrace the new. The insinuation that sitting was independently harmful, and harmful enough to kill was so unpopular that his peers sent letters to senior faculty at the mayo Clinic suggesting he was psychiatrically ill - resulting in Dr James Levine being...

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Grace Dent Reviews the TR1200-DT7 on Channel 4's Gadget Man

Last night's episode of Gadget Man on channel 4 saw presenter Richard Ayoade along with comedian Dara O'Briain and journalist Grace Dent test a wide range of gadgets designed to make your working life easier and more productive.   They tested everything from office golf simulators to exercise chair's - all with varying levels of enthusiasm!                   Interestingly the gadget that came out on top was, you guest it... the treadmill desk, more specifically the LifeSpan TR1200-DT7 treadmill base and electronic height adjustable desk. The desk got rave reviews from journalist Grace Dent exclaiming "of all...

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Treadmill Desks Featured on Good Morning Britain

In light of the new health guidelines for office workers introduced earlier this week, Good Morning Britain takes a look at the differences between an active office and a regular office environment. Click here for video link. 

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Official guidelines put in place to get businesses standing

Official guidelines have been put in place encouraging office workers to get on their feet for at least 2 hours of each working day. Office workers with desk-based jobs are advised to stand up initially for two hours a day, eventually progressing to four hours, and to engage in some “light activity” during working hours. Written by a panel of international experts at the request of Public Health England and Active Working CIC, these are the first official recommendations to be published on the matter. Recently, The Treadmill Desk Store carried out a survey on office workers across the finance, law and insurance...

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Can you walk off type 2 diabetes?

Sitting for more than eight hours a day is associated with a 90% increase in type 2 diabetes. Worryingly, Diabetes is now the number 1 preventable cause of death in the US - even beating smoking to the top spot. But can you really walk off type 2 diabetes?  Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal blood glucose level, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced – known as insulin resistance. The pancreas (a large gland behind the stomach) produces the hormone insulin, which moves glucose from your blood into...

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What sitting is really doing to your body!

Brilliant article and video on Huffington Post that we just had to share.  

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10 Reasons why every office needs a treadmill desk.

1. Beat the 3 pm lull - we've all been there, we get to 3 pm and our brains stop functioning. Treadmill desks have been proven to increase productivity, so a quick 20 minute walk at 3 pm will make you feel more motivated.  2. Burn calories without noticing. By engaging in light activity during the working day you'll actually be burning 8% more calories than if you were sitting down and if you are concentrating on your work you wont even notice the mileage clocking up.  3. Exercise produces endorphin's, and endorphin's make you happy. Happy people = a happy workplace. 4....

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