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  • 22 Mar 11

    Here is making a hard days work a hard days walk. The Sit to Walkstation combines two popular elements, a computer workstation and a treadmill into one. Steelcase is a well known name in office furniture and they paid attention to all of the ergonomic and work related requirements that one will need to conduct business on a daily basis including a height adjustable work surface. The treadmill is no gimmick either and includes a .3 mph - 2.0 mph speed, a display console that shows speed, calories burned, time and distance, quiet operation and a right or left configuration. Desk surface: W78" x D29" Overall footprint: W78" x D67" Visit the Steelcase Store for more info or to purchase. $4,599

  • 22 Mar 11

    It’s probably not a great idea to be walking/working at the same time, especially NOT on a treadmill.  But that’s exactly how Eric Wilheim and some of his employees work at Instructables. I actually have a manual treadmill by my side, you can take a look at my setup here. Maybe when I move… I will try this.  Um…

  • 22 Mar 11

    This week's FarmVille Freak of the Week is a very deserving KMDomino! As we all know, our addiction to farming can take up hours of our time. Since FarmVille can be time consuming and working out can be boring, wouldn't it be nice to farm and exercise at the same time? Our FarmVille Freak of the Week found out how!

  • 22 Mar 11

    I spent the afternoon getting a new treadmill, for the purpose of making us a computer treadmill combination. Turned out, it was dirt easy.

  • 22 Mar 11

    I used to have a stand-up desk at work. Then that got replaced by a pair of standup workstations above a more normal desk. Then I moved offices and switched roles from sysadmin to programmer and got the most normal desk ever.

  • 22 Mar 11

    TrekDesk treadmill desks fit virtually any treadmill and allow employees/students the opportunity to walk slowly while they work without sweating or extra time out of their day. The Surgeon General recommends a MINIMUM 10,000 steps per day (5 miles) achievable in 3-4 hours with the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. Benefits of a healthy lifestyle and walking 5 miles per day with a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk include:

  • 22 Mar 11

    The more Americans engage in one of their favorite pastimes — sitting around — the shorter their average life span, a new study suggests.
    The effect remained even after researchers factored out obesity or the level of daily physical activity people were engaged in, according to a study of more than 120,000 American adults.

    • shorter their average life span
    • Although several studies have found a link between sitting time and obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease risk, and unhealthy diets in children, few had examined sitting and "total mortality," researchers noted.
    • women who spent six hours a day sitting had a 37% increased risk of dying versus those who spent less than three hours a day on their bottoms. For men the increased risk was 17%.

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  • 22 Mar 11

    Just because you have a desk job doesn't mean you need to watch your waistline grow year after year. If you can walk, you can use a treadmill desk. It's a surefire way to burn extra calories and feel healthier while you get your work done.

  • 22 Mar 11

    A Treadmill Desk is a working desk built around a treadmill. A person using the treadmill desk walks slowly on the treadmill while continuing to perform office tasks at the desk.
    There are several types of treadmill desks available on the open market. Some incorporate a traditional treadmill with a desktop built over it, while most are now commercially built for this specific use.
    The aim of a treadmill desk is to integrate movement and gentle exercise into the working day of an otherwise sedentary office worker. Rather than sitting all day in a chair, a treadmill desk allows desk-based workers to stand and take a slow walk while working.

  • 22 Mar 11

    We all know that physical activity is important for good health—regardless of your age, gender or body weight, living an active lifestyle can improve your quality of life and dramatically reduce your risk of death and disease. But even if you are meeting current physical activity guidelines by exercising for one hour per day (something few Americans manage on a consistent basis), that leaves 15 to 16 hours per day when you are not being active. Does it matter how you spend those hours, which account for more than 90% of your day? For example, does it matter whether you spend those 16 hours sitting on your butt, versus standing or walking at a leisurely pace? Fortunately or unfortunately, new evidence suggests that it does matter, and in a big way.

    • sedentary time is closely associated with health risk regardless of how much physical activity you perform on a daily basis
    • sitting too much is not the same as exercising too little
    • the relationship between sitting time and mortality was independent of physical activity levels

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  • 22 Mar 11

    When a new fitness fad pops up, I'm skeptical. One that allows people to incorporate their workouts into the workday without even changing their suits or breaking a sweat sounds too good to be true.

  • 22 Mar 11

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sitting at their desks is about the last thing workers would do in Dr. James Levine's office of the future.
    Instead of being sedentary in front of their computers, they'd stand. But instead of standing still, they'd walk on a treadmill. And instead of meeting around a conference table, they'd talk business while walking laps on a track.

  • 22 Mar 11

    Lifehacker emeritus Gina Trapani recently took the standing desk plunge that she's written up many times before, and, after a few days and some adjustments, is digging her new, healthier setup. Here's how she, and others like her, made the transition.

  • 27 Mar 11

    The Walkstation is the fully integrated combination of an electric height-adjustable worksurface with an exclusively engineered, low speed commercial grade treadmill. At a maximum speed of 2mph the Walkstation lets you walk comfortably, burn calories, feel healthier and more energized while accomplishing the work you’d normally do while seated. It’s the first product in the entirely new FitWork category of products from Details designed to bring healthy habits to sedentary workers while they are actually working.

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