FAQ Treadmill Desks

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Treadmill Desk

We’ve helped thousands of users get their first treadmill desk—and for that matter, over a million site visitors have read our reviews and advice—so we tapped our staff experts for their favorite tips to new users for the optimal treadmill desking experience, and collected them a…

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correct height for treadmill desk

Setting the Proper Heights for the Treadmill Desk Surface and Keyboard Tray

A common answer for this has been to raise your desk so that your arms are bent at a 90-degree angle when you type. This is a partial solution: a 90-degree angle keeps your wrists straight when you type (assuming your keyboard is level with your desk top) and helps prevent the wr…

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How to Get Your Employer to Pay for Your Treadmill Desk

Until relatively recently, treadmill desks were so “on the fringe” that workers who wanted them often paid for them out of their own pocket. Getting permission to bring one into the office was difficult enough, presuming they even had the space to install one in their office (or …

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TreadTop anti-fatigue mat

How We Conduct Integrated Treadmill Desk Reviews

In our efforts to find the best of the best in office fitness furniture and ergonomic office products, we’ve developed a unique evaluation process that provides the most exhaustive analysis of any given product. Every aspect is put under our microscope, right down to packaging qu…

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treadmill desk stretching

Why Treadmill Desk Users Need to Stretch Like Professional Athletes

It is vitally important to stretch your legs, calves, ankles and lower back frequently when using a treadmill desk. As great as the benefits of raising your basal metabolic rate are, doing so requires using your leg and back muscles a lot more than you are probably used to. The f…

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How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk

How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk?

The question of exactly how many more calories you can burn hasn’t been thoroughly understood because existing calorimeter algorithms are all based on cardio heart rates, which are by definition well above NEAT range. Until now.

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How to Keep Your Feet Happy while Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk

Walking at 1-2 mph in the office might seem like a casual enough process, but treadmill desk users need to think of their feet the way professional runners do if they want hours of comfortable walking. The best strategy for staving off foot fatigue is to invest in a new pair of w…

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Are Treadmill Desks a Good Thing for Kids?

Let's face it, kids hate sitting for endless hours as much as adults do, if not more so. You don't have to be over 40 to feel the physical anguish of sitting too long without getting movement.

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treadmill weight loss

Top 5 Tips for Losing Weight Using a Treadmill Desk

A common question we get here at WorkWhileWalking is how much weight can a person lose using a treadmill desk? Results vary wildly because a treadmill desk is not a substitute for getting cardio exercise or a proper diet, and everyone’s body is a little different.

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user height for standing desk and treadmill desk

Tips for Taller Stand Up Desk and Treadmill Desk Users

All adjustable height desks will become less stable as they reach the last few inches of leg extension. This is just basic physics; the telescoping tubes have less and less overlap between them and so the desks become more susceptible to left-right shake (lateral stability) as th…

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aerobics and treadmill desks

Using a walking desk should complement getting real aerobic exercise

We all know the health benefits of treadmill desks in preventing sitting disease. However, exaggerated marketing claims often mislead readers with promises of dramatic weight loss – eye-grabbing headlines like "Lose 50 lbs in a year!" making the rounds. Some eager new treadmill d…

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how long you should walk at a treadmill desk

How Long Should You Walk When Working at a Treadmill Desk?

It is vitally important to pace yourself when using a treadmill desk in order to prevent muscle stiffness and soreness. Unless you already spend several hours a day walking you’re going to discover some new muscle pains – mostly in the lower back but potentially in the legs and f…

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treadmill for diabetes

Can You Walk Off Type II Diabetes by Working While Walking?

Over 90% of people who have Type II diabetes struggle with weight problems. The correlation is so direct that most people consider the words “obese” and “diabetic” to be synonymous. In addition to high blood sugars (“hemoglobin A1C”), people suffering from obesity are also mor…

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ideal width of treadmill base

Does Treadmill Belt Width on a Walking Desk Make Any Difference?

It may not seem very important at first blush, but the width of your treadmill belt is an important part of treadmill desk safety. Working while walking on a treadmill desk is - let's be honest - a bit unorthodox. Instead of swinging your arms back and forth to keep your body …

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Treadmill for Running

The Difference Between Walking Treadmill and Cardio Equipment

Rather than wasting your time and cash on a running treadmill you're just going to have to replace, it's better to invest in a dedicated, commercial-grade office treadmill.

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Treadmill powertrains

Treadmill powertrains – is your treadmill’s drive system sufficiently powered?

When it comes to real office treadmills like the iMovR ThermoTread GT Office Treadmill Review you'll find that peak torque performance is at the top design speed of the treadmill AND that the motors are very high-powered (3.0 HP is an appropriate size). The top speed of a real of…

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Lifespan Fitness Club Membership

Lifespan Fitness Club Membership Review

Without a doubt, the LifeSpan Fitness Club software is useful to anyone who wants to keep track of all their data. If you're going to get involved in treadmill desking and you want to keep track of your usage, the best option is to invest any LifeSpan equipment - all of their pro…

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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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treadmill desk etiquette

A Guide to Treadmill Desk Office Etiquette

"As you know I have recently adopted the use of a treadmill desk in order to improve my productivity and stave off the ravages of "sitting disease." Being as these are fairly new devices in the workplace not a lot is commonly known about the proper etiquette when approaching some…

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Everest Treadmill Desk Rental

How to Rent or Lease a Treadmill Desk

One of the biggest hurdles to widespread treadmill desk adoption in the workplace is that most large enterprises have never had one before and may be reluctant to purchase an entire fleet for their employees, sight unseen.

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Better to Consume than Create Content While On Your Treadmill Desk

Wrist pain is a common enough malady for office workers, and treadmill desking can exacerbate those strains. This is why it’s imperative that your typing position is as ergonomic as possible. Keyboard trays can provide some relief, and desks with built-in SteadyType keyboard tray…

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If all you do is sit in a chair all day you'll need to drink at least 8 cups of water to stay healthy. Whether you exercise or just use a treadmill desk you'll want to up that quantity.

How to Stay Hydrated and Avoid Sweating While Using Your Treadmill Desk

Staying properly hydrated is incredibly important for so many bodily functions. Water transports vital nutrients to your cells, regulates your body temperature, rids your body of waste and toxins, and performs several other functions that keep you alive and healthy. Athletes know…

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Isolating Noise and Vibrations in Your Treadmill Desk Workstation

If you work around other people, they probably won’t notice your treadmill is even on, since a well-lubricated treadmill will only register around 50 decibels or less, about the same noise level as someone whispering. What they will notice is your footfall.

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Treadmill desk weight

Do Treadmill Desk Weight Ratings Really Matter?

If you’re comparing treadmill bases should you really take into account whether they’re rated for users at 250 lbs., 300 lbs., 350 lbs. or 400 lbs.? Yes, it matters a lot more than you might think, and here’s why:

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Best Place to Put a Treadmill Desk in your Office

Where’s the Best Place to Put a Treadmill Desk in your Office?

Placement of an under-desk treadmill at the workplace can be tricky in some smaller offices so take the time to really think it through before assembling your workstation. Like any desk where you’re going to have a computer you don’t want it opposite a window where the sun will c…

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treadmill desk safety tips

Treadmill Desks and Safety – Some Worthy Precautions

The biggest safety issues for treadmill desk users are potential minor injuries (muscle aches, really) from improper ergonomic settings, insufficient stretching and pause breaks, or simply walking for too many hours at a time.

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXERCISE DESK AND TREADMILL DESK

The Difference Between a Treadmill Desk and an “Exercise Desk”

Perhaps the most common misconception about treadmill workstations is that they are "exercise desks." Though many people who've never used a walking treadmill desk may perceive these terms as synonymous, the difference in semantics goes to the core definition of Non-Exercise Acti…

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Office Treadmill Lubrication

How to Lubricate A Treadmill

Does your treadmill belt hesitate a little bit with every step? Is the belt making more noise than it did when the treadmill was new? If you're experiencing these symptoms your treadmill is most assuredly overdue for lubrication.

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Squeaking, Scraping Treadmill Bases

Troubleshooting Squeaking, Scraping, or Hesitating Treadmill Bases

The vast majority of the issues we see with treadmills that start hesitating, snorting, or grunting have to do with leveling issues.

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Do Treadmill Desks Actually Help You Move More at Work?

Providing treadmill desks at work helps people get up and get moving throughout the day, exactly what we need to stem the tide of afflictions that result from sitting all day.

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