• Cash, Credits, Peer Support Incentives To Alter Bad Health Habits

    Posted by: David Gorn    |    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Ellen Wu walks the walk, even when she's working. Wu, executive director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, not only works to promote better health in underserved communities, but she has slipped a few things into her Oakland workplace to keep herself and fellow workers a little more fit. "We put in a tread desk," Wu said. "It's essentially for...more »

  • 9 Ways Spice Up Your Summer Walks

    Posted by: Karen Asp    |    Monday, August 9, 2010

    With summer in full swing, taking a walk outside is a convenient workout option. Trouble is, you're not always excited to get out and get moving. The solution? Spice up your fitness program with these fun new ways to walk. Read the rest of the article!...

  • Thinking on your feet: Desk treadmills offer health benefits to sedentary office workers

    Posted by: Suzanne Wilson    |    Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    Like many millions of other office dwellers, Anne Rogers of Northampton used to spend her work days sitting at her desk for long stretches at a time. As she segued into middle age - she's 43 now - Rogers said she began putting on some extra pounds as her metabolism seemed to slow to a crawl. She'd also suffered from soreness and achiness in her lower back...more »

  • Sitting Will Kill You

    Posted by: Tom Fudge    |    Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    SAN DIEGO —I used to live in Minneapolis where there was a bar called Stand Up Frank‘s. People used to say Stand Up Frank's poured the strongest drink in town, and the bar had few if any chairs. Hence the name. Ironically, Stand Up Frank's was onto something when it came to human health. I learned this while attending a presentation at the Hillcrest offices...more »

  • The Return of a Bad Mother

    Posted by: Jennifer Reese    |    Friday, July 23, 2010

    The writer Ayelet Waldman became a household name after a provocative op-ed piece in The New York Times in which she unapologetically announced that she loved her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, more than she did their four children. The essay, which also referred to the couple's "always vital, even torrid" sex life, led to a raucous appearance on...more »

  • Exercise and ADD: An Expert Interview With John J. Ratcy, MD

    Posted by: Pippa Wysong    |    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Attention—deficit disorder (ADD), also called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is often surrounded by controversy over medication use and is perceived by many as a condition that is over treated. John J. Ratey, MD, advocates that exercise should be included in the treatment regimen, and that exercise can even reduce or eliminate the need for...more »

  • Walking while he works at Winstead

    Posted by: Brenda Sapino Jeffreys    |    Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    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...more »

  • Tread mill-desk is up and walking

    Posted by: Tom Spalding    |    Friday, January 25, 2008

    Corporate wellness is one of today's hottest trends, but Jerry Carr says his invention once would have been too wacky for the workplace. The 47-year-old Fishers entrepreneur has created a fitness machine, aptly named TreadDesk, that allows a person to work at his or her desk while walking on treadmill. "Ten years ago, this was not a viable business option,"...more »

Mission Statement

To Provide Office Workers the Opportunity to Walk While They Work.

"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