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Hook a treadmill to your computer desk

with 3 comments

Seriously:

Devotees say the treadmill desks increase not only their activity but also their concentration.

“I thought it was ridiculous until I tried it,” said Ms. Krivosha, 49, a partner in the law firm of Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand.

Ms. Krivosha said it is tempting to become distracted during conference calls, but when she is exercising, she listens more intently.

“Walking just takes care of the A.D.D. part,” she said.

And:

After leaving the military two years ago, Kirk Hurley, 40, a customer service representative at Mutual of Omaha, gained 75 pounds. In two months of work-walking two hours a day, he has lost 16 pounds.

“You don’t really feel the physical strain on your body because your mind’s occupied with your work,” he said.

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Written by Leisureguy

20 September 2008 at 11:30 am

Posted in Daily life, Health

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  1. I don’t think I could exercise and use my brain effectively at the same time. I have never been able to do math in my head while jogging. Even at rest I feel better with a pencil and paper. I was counting on my fingers and toes in the 8th grade. I thought algebra was heaven – only a,b,c,- x,y,z. We had a grammer school principle who could intimidate a whole class. The class would fill all the blackboards with columns of numbers. He would traverse the walls adding as he progressed.

    I had a college professor who left me a valuable truth. He would solve a lengthy problem, lean back and say “Isn’t that obvious?” – “Obviosity being a relative thing”,.

    Anonymous

    20 September 2008 at 1:12 pm

  2. At the new gym on campus, they have brand spanking new treadmills that not only have a plug-in port for your iPod, they also have a USB port so that you can save your work out stats on a flash drive AND they have television connected in to the display screen of the treadmill.

    I can definitely appreciate the reasons for putting TV in the treadmill (distraction while exercising = yes), but at the same time, WTF like whoa.

    The Niece

    21 September 2008 at 10:21 am

  3. I read a number of studies at http://www.trekdesk.com that state that your productivity and your energy levels definitely increase using a treadmill desk. Also, there are excerpts of about 50 studies that state the miraculous curative powers of daily walking for just about every health issue facing America today. TrekDesk is a unique product and I am seriously considering changing how I spend my work days.

    Hampton

    22 September 2008 at 4:09 pm


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