NPR on Treadmill Desks

"Can You Move It And Work It On A Treadmill Desk?"

Posted by: PATTI NEIGHMOND, NPR Health News    |    Monday, November 19, 2012

As we've reported, there's a backlash brewing to sedentary office life as more people realize how sitting all day can do a body wrong.

I work at home and often sit in front of my computer doing research and writing. So I thought I'd give a treadmill desk a try...

This NPR story on workplace productivity features Salo, a financial consulting firm that purchased 12 treadmill desks for its employees.

"Remarkable," [Craig Dexheimer] says. "We didn't even go to a gym. We just went to work!"

And productivity didn't suffer. In fact, Dexheimer says, during the six months of the study, Salo's revenues were the highest ever. The environment, he says, was simply "more dynamic."

Listen to this story (or read the transcript) at npr.org »

"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