standing desk and treadmill going out of business

The Standing Desk and Treadmill Desk ‘Dead Pool’

It is with no great pleasure that after many years following this industry from its nascency we have seen enough companies go out of business that we're compelled to catalog them in this proverbial 'Dead Pool' list. It is our general practice to preserve all of our reviews for p…

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Many ergonomists' business card graphics still depict incorrect arm positions for standing desk users

Anthropometry and Ergonomics: Why Should You Care?

ased on our regular encounters with occupational ergonomists and ergonomic product designers, it’s fair to say that many, if not most, of those working in the field today did not receive any formal training on the vast differences between working at a keyboard in a seated versus …

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How Difficult Is It to Assemble a Standing Desk

How Difficult Is It to Assemble a Standing Desk?

There are basically two ways to go about building a standing desk. One way is to go "DIY" style (Do It Yourself), buy your standing desk frame of choice, and then either make your own desktop or buy one you really like from a separate source. The other way to go is to buy a compl…

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Five Tips for Making Your Treadmill Desk More ‘Green’

At WorkWhileWalking we’re often asked how much electricity treadmill desks consume, and whether the fact that they consume a lot of energy makes them an environmentally unfriendly form of exercise. Like many things in life the answer is complicated. Let’s cut through the mytholog…

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ZipLift Standing Desk Converter

Top 8 Factors to Consider When Buying a Convertible Standing Desk

Some manufacturers, perhaps in the efforts to cut costs, stubbornly continue to ignore ergonomics, and very often end up producing products that may cause as many ergonomic problems as they purportedly solve. The effort it takes to find a device that suits your individual anthrop…

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Write-Walking: Notes from my Treadmill Desk

Typing while walking was no problem at all. Mouse-ing was more of a challenge. First, the mouse tends to waltz off the keyboard tray when I start typing. So I have to move it up to the desk when I’m not using it. Second, the cursor requires precise positioning on the screen which…

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How to Buy or Sell a Used Standing Desk Converter

How to Buy or Sell a Used Standing Desk Converter

Whether you're looking to buy or sell a pre-owned standing desk converter there are things you should know, and our staff experts who review these products every day are just the people to help. We've asked them to write up their best advice below - just click the tab for BUYING …

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Treadmill desk liability issues

What Legal Departments Need to Know About Treadmill Desks

The fact is that treadmill desks are generally operated at a range of 1.0 to 2.0 mph, slower than one walks down the hallway to the legal library. Officially, “typical walking speed” is defined as 3.1 mph, but bona fide office treadmill bases have a top speed of 2.5 mph or less, …

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Indo Board DIY balance board

How to Build a DIY Balance Board

Don't want to spend money on the balance board that is too easy or restricting? Here is a thought: Why not build one yourself and find out through experimentation what specs and features to look for in a commercial product? You don't have to have woodworking skills if you have an…

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Summer Johnson Mcgee

The Faculty Treadmill

As scholars and teachers, we usually calculate our progress in terms of the number of words written in a day, students advised in a semester, or total grant dollars raised in a year. All of those are important metrics on the tenure track. But I have seen my productivity, perspect…

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Get Up! by James Levine

“Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It” by Dr. James Levine

The battle against sitting disease is no less challenging and no less monumentally crucial to our future existence than the battle against climate change. With this second book, Dr. Levine becomes to the battle against chairdom what Al Gore has been to the fight to stop global wa…

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Winston Churchill Standing at Desk

Top 9 Articles on Treadmill Desks

Citing well-known celebrity treadmill desk users is one thing, but to be convinced many folks will want to read about credible organizations that have employed walking workstations, in they want to read about it in credible publications.

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Which Has Greater Impact on Relieving Foot Pain for Standing Workers – Special Shoes or Standing Mats?

We get this question often from employers who are looking for cost-effective ways for reducing foot pain, absenteeism and medical costs for employees who have to stand on their feet all day.

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new year resolution treadmill desk

Desk for Success: How to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

Once someone gets on a treadmill desk, they generally find it far easier to keep their exercise plan in place. Instead of taking time to drive to a gym, the average treadmill desker strolls over to a home or office workstation, and presses a button. Treadmill desking also keys in…

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Epigenetics and the Treadmill Desker

While I can’t promise you that walking on a treadmill desk will turn your children into ubermenschen, I can tell you this much: exercise impacts us at an epigenetic level, and our epigenome is heritable. As we at WorkWhileWalking often say, treadmill desking is no replacement fo…

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Objection! Attorney is Clearly Suffering from Sitting Disease

Plenty of professionals end a workday with a well-worn rear, but lawyers may be among the most deskbound workers around.

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New Infographic Shows The Trouble with Sitting – and Standing

New Infographic Shows The Trouble with Sitting – and Standing

You need only glance at your Facebook feed or your local newspaper to know that “sitting is the new smoking.” To this point, coverage of the extensive science behind “sitting disease” has focused mostly on the the hazards of the sedentary behavior of sitting.

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Why Standing Desks and Treadmill Desks are Essential for Remote Workers

Why Standing Desks and Treadmill Desks are Essential for Remote Workers

With so many Americans opting to work from home, it is important to ensure they have workspace at home that is conducive to health and productivity. It may sound enjoyable to work from a couch or bed, but doing so can lead to back and neck pain. Luckily, investing in a sit-stand …

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Can’t Find a Standing Desk With Drawers? There’s a Reason

The one big disadvantage of giving up your old sitting desk for a new height-adjustable standing desk is losing your drawer space. In fact, it's one reason that so many people got for a standing desk converter instead of swapping out their desk.

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standing desks from china

COVID-19’s Dramatic Impact on the Office Fitness Industry, and Standing Desk Suppliers in Particular

In this article we examine the impact on both the supply side and demand side of this market multi-billion dollar market segment.

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iMovR Treadmill

Who are the key manufacturers of treadmill desk equipment?

Good treadmill makers are rarely good furniture makers, and the desk component will likely be just an afterthought:

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A 12-Step (12-Month) Program for Guaranteeing the Success of Your New Year’s Resolutions

The most common reason we often fall short of our New Year’s resolutions is that we tend to jump into something that isn’t realistic for our current lifestyle. So how can we take this perennial peak motivation and turn it into a successful lifestyle change for the rest of the yea…

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Work While Walking Room at Westin River North

Westin Hotels Pilots In-Room Treadmill Desks

As the "health brand" hotel chain within Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide's (NYSE: HOT) coven of nine hospitality brands, this is an obvious extension of their strategy to attract travelers who want to stay fit while on the road.

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Fully.com Acquired By Knoll in Unprecedented Nod to Immutable Trend Towards E-Commerce

What does the acquisition of Fully's $54M ecommerce office furniture business by $1.3B Knoll (NYSE:KNL) mean for the industry? Our industry analysts take a deep dive into the implications.

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NEAT Exercise Levels across the World

Americans Rank in Bottom 15th Percentile When It Comes to Exercise

With nearly 40,000 fitness clubs in the United States and millions of FitBits, Apple Watches and other personal tracking devices being used, you’d think Americans would be in the top tier of countries measured by how much exercise they get. But according to a recent report by the…

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Motivational Challenges for Office Fitness

5 Office Fitness Challenge Ideas for Transforming Your Workplace Culture

So you’ve already installed standing desks or maybe even treadmill desks in your office—great first step. But simply providing the resources doesn’t guarantee your employees will avail themselves of the new opportunity. The last thing an organization wants is to see the products …

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Veronica Roth uses a treadmill desk.

Why Authors like Treadmill Desks

Writers who claim that walking makes them feel sharper and fresher aren’t just blowing smoke. Higher levels of activity have a close correlation to improved cognitive function, and slowed cognitive decline.

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Holiday Guide: Office Fitness Gift Ideas

Holidays are approaching fast and if you aren't yet set on what to buy for your friends and family for Christmas, this holiday gift guide from office fitness industry might just give you ideas for at least to where start looking for a perfect present.

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WFH working from a kitchen table

What Employers Urgently Need to Know About Kitchen Table Ergonomics

With millions of desk workers ordered to work from home for months, through the end of the year, or even permanently, employers need to consider the fact that liability for ergonomic injuries has now pierced the veil of the corporate campus.

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If You’re New to Telecommuting, the Work-Life Formula Summit is for You

Paul D. Michaels, who describes himself as a “work-from-home father of three teenagers,” is one such expert. He has gathered eleven speakers together and organized the Work-Life Formula Summit, How to Set Yourself Up for Success During a Crisis, which is covering a variety of top…

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