There's a saying going around that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking....more »
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Have you ever been stuck at work and can't get to the gym or sitting at your desk all day and can't shake that sedentary feeling?
Here's some advice from 10TV's Jeff Hogan. He recently spoke with the New Albany Police Department radio room. Their dispatchers can't leave their posts at any time during their shifts, so they are getting a...more »
Bill Seaver stands at his UpDesk most workday mornings, tapping away at his keyboard and manning the phones. The 37-year-old marketing consultant from Nashville, Tenn., bought the adjustable height desk for his home office about a year ago so he could move between sitting and standing whenever he felt like it.
"I bought it to help ease my back pain," he...more »
While some workers head for the gym during their lunch break, others are now working out in the office.
The treadmill desk, which features a desk on top of a treadmill, is becoming increasingly popular in offices across the country, according to manufacturers who say their sales of the innovative exercise machine are going through the roof.
“Back in 2006, I found myself sitting behind a desk, staring at a computer for the entire day for the first time in my professional career,” says Jerry Carr, the president of TreadDesk. Carr created the first treadmill-desk hybrid for himself, after becoming dissatisfied with the amount of work he was able to accomplish on a regular treadmill.
“I built a desk over the top of the treadmill; that very first day, I walked about 8 miles and never felt better,” says Carr. This year, TreadDesk has already sold 4,000 units, which cost $855 for the treadmill and between $1,200 and $1,400 for the desks....more »
Click here to see Jerry Carr's interview on Fox Business News....more »
WASHINGTON — Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of reasons not to exercise.
A growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations. Others are forgoing chairs in favor of giant exercise balls to stay fit....more »
Insurance broker Brown & Brown Inc. hopes to make great strides toward improving employee wellness via the introduction of TreadDesks in its Indianapolis office....more »
Employees at an Indianapolis insurance company are on the move.
The wellness committee at Brown and Brown Insurance brainstormed ideas about ways to break up the long days employees spend stuck in a cubicle staring at their computer screen.
“We thought about doing standing desks and that’s not something we’ve entirely ruled out,” said employee Meredith Sharp. “But we thought the more we could get people to move, the better they would feel.”
So the answer was the TreadDesk....more »
As promised, the definitive post about my new treadmill desk!
I finally got the desk pieces delivered Tuesday, though I got the treadmill piece quite a while ago. So now I’m all assembled and rocking along. In fact, I’m walking on the treadmill as I write this!
So, I did not go with the cheapie option. Fair warning. There are some great blog...more »
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...more »