The TreadDesk lets employees whittle away the pounds by walking while they work, says inventor Jerry Carr, 47, of Fishers, Ind. With just a touch of a button, the desktop rises to a height that lets a person comfortably walk 1.5 mph while taking phone calls or even using a computer. "Ten years ago, this was not a viable business option," says Carr, "But the buzz words 'corporate wellness' are so important in today's business world that the timing couldn't be better." Carr was working as a sports industry salesman when he came up with the idea for TreadDesk after moving a treadmill into his office so he could lose 20 pounds. Then Carr discovered that he couldn't break away from his desk long enough for a decent workout, Now, since quitting that job to hawk his invention, Carr can both make business calls and shed excess pounds while hiking on a TreadDesk.
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