Walking while he works at Winstead

Walking while he works at Winstead

Posted by: Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Texas Lawyer Blog    |    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7:00 am

Winsted lawyer Ross Robinson (left) has used a stand—up desk for years, so he’s accustomed to spending his workdays on his feet. Now he’s taking that many steps further by slowly walking on a treadmill all day long while working at his desk. His goal: to lose 40 to 50 pounds. Robinson says he heard about a study Dr. James Levine conducted at the Mayo Clinic on how people burn calories through daily activities, and Levine’s suggestion that people use treadmill work stations. In 2005, Levine and his researchers reported in the journal Science that NEAT -— non-exercise activity thermogensis — is an important factor in determining who is thin and who is obese.

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"I've been using the TreadDesk for quite some time now and I can't say enough good things about it! The tread itself is quiet, responsive, compact, and sturdy. Working while standing up and walking has been an easy adjustment, and my base speed has increased steadily. I'm a college professor, and have spent the last twenty years sitting at my desk. I set up my computer at my TreadDesk so that when I'm working on it I'm standing or walking. I really wish I had this arrangement from the very beginning. I can't imagine ever going back!"

Alison S. - Bloomington, IL