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 »
I didn’t seem to have the time or motivation to add an exercise routine into my fairly crazed schedule… but what if I could walk five miles a day without leaving my desk? This is exactly what I started doing last year when I installed a TreadDesk under my desk and started “walking to work” every day....more »
Last year, Bruce Peterson was in a bind. His mom had died, forcing him to confront his own mortality. His Paterson, N.J., paper-cutting-machine business was still recovering from a printing industry meltdown that forced him to lay off a third of his 76-person workforce and fill in as sales manager, 401(k) administrator and customer service rep. And then his doctor broke the news: He was prediabetic and needed to make time for exercise.......more »
There is no doubt that I spend way too much time in front of my computer screen and not enough time exercising. Truth be told, if its not the computer its the TV. Couple that with paying bills and taking a few calls and its no wonder I almost always have to skip dessert. Well I for one, am sick of it. I like cake, darn it....more »
Are you living the modern American Dream? Then you're familiar with working longer hours — in fact, your couch is probably jealous of the time you spend with your office chair. Yes, we've become a nation of desk potatoes. We're committed more to getting ahead professionally and financially than we are to our personal wellness. Our bodies are designed to...more »
Walk into Dr. James Herbert’s office and you’ll likely see him walking too; amidst the books, papers and occasional coffee cup, he is hard at work—on his treadmill. Taking the phrase “thinking on your feet” to a whole new level, Herbert, professor of psychology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of a growing number of...more »
To Provide Office Workers the Opportunity to Walk While They Work.
"The TreadDesk is indeed an idea who's time has come. I love it".