Scientific Research on Standing Desk and Treadmill Desk Usage

August 14, 2020
Scientific Research Into Sitting Disease

There is an ever-growing mountain of research papers being published on the benefits on standing desks and treadmill desks. Following is just a small subset:

List of Scientific Studies on Standing Desks and Treadmill Desks

The Delayed Effect of Treadmill Desk Usage on Recall and Attention

Computers in Human Behavior 46 (May 2015): 1–5. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.12.054. Labonté-LeMoyne, Élise, Radhika Santhanam, Pierre-Majorique Léger, François Courtemanche, Marc Fredette, and Sylvain Sénécal.

Evaluation of a Workplace Treadmill Desk Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial”.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 56, no. 12 (December 2014): 1266–76. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000336. Schuna, John M., Damon L. Swift, Chelsea A. Hendrick, Megan T. Duet, William D. Johnson, Corby K. Martin, Timothy S. Church, and Catrine Tudor-Locke.

Workout at Work: Laboratory Test of Psychological and Performance Outcomes of Active Workstations.”

Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, October 27, 2014. doi:10.1037/a0038175. Sliter, Michael, and Zhenyu Yuan.

Active Workstations to Fight Sedentary Behaviour.”

Sports Medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), May 20, 2014. doi:10.1007/s40279-014-0202-x. Torbeyns, Tine, Stephen Bailey, Inge Bos, and Romain Meeusen.

“Treadmill Workstations: The Effects of Walking While Working on Physical Activity and Work Performance.”

PLoS ONE 9, no. 2 (February 20, 2014): e88620. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088620. Ben-Ner, Avner, Darla J. Hamann, Gabriel Koepp, Chimnay U. Manohar, and James Levine.

Increasing Physician Activity with Treadmill Desks.”

Work (Reading, Mass.) 48, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 47–51. doi:10.3233/WOR-131708. Thompson, Warren G, Gabriel A Koepp, and James A Levine.

Changing the Way We Work: Elevating Energy Expenditure with Workstation Alternatives.”

International Journal of Obesity (2005), November 28, 2013. doi:10.1038/ijo.2013.223. Tudor-Locke, C, J M Schuna Jr, L J Frensham, and M Proenca.

Taking a Stand – against Workplace Inactivity.”

News @ Northeastern. Accessed April 30, 2013. Collette, Matt.

Treadmill Desks: A 1-Year Prospective Trial.”

Obesity 21, no. 4 (April 1, 2013): 705–11. doi:10.1002/oby.20121. Koepp, Gabriel A., Chinmay U. Manohar, Shelly K. McCrady-Spitzer, Avner Ben-Ner, Darla J. Hamann, Carlisle F. Runge, and James A. Levine.

Effect of Walking Speed on Typing Performance Using an Active Workstation.”

Perceptual and Motor Skills 115, no. 1 (August 2012): 309–18. Funk, Rachel E, Megan L Taylor, Ceith C Creekmur, Christine M Ohlinger, Ronald H Cox, and William P Berg.

Treadmill Workstations: A Worksite Physical Activity Intervention in Overweight and Obese Office Workers.”

Journal of Physical Activity & Health 8, no. 8 (November 2011): 1034–43. John, Dinesh, Dixie L. Thompson, Hollie Raynor, Kenneth Bielak, Bob Rider, and David R. Bassett.

Productivity of Transcriptionists Using a Treadmill Desk.”

Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation 40, no. 4 (2011): 473–77. Thompson, Warren G., and James A. Levine.

The Effect of Active Workstation Use on Measures of Cognition, Attention, and Motor Skill.”

Journal of Physical Activity & Health 8, no. 1 (January 2011): 119–25. Ohlinger, Christina M, Thelma S Horn, William P Berg, and Ronald Howard Cox.

Using the Active Workstation: Effects on Typing Speed and Walking Mechanics.

Miami University, 2009. Funk, Rachel E.

The Effects of Walking and Cycling Computer Workstations on Keyboard and Mouse Performance.”

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51, no. 6 (December 1, 2009): 831–44. doi:10.1177/0018720810362079. Straker, Leon, James Levine, and Amity Campbell.

Effect of Using a Treadmill Workstation on Performance of Simulated Office Work Tasks.”

Journal of Physical Activity & Health 6, no. 5 (September 2009): 617–24. John, Dinesh, David Bassett, Dixie Thompson, Jeffrey Fairbrother, and Debora Baldwin.

Treadmill Workstations: An Obesity Intervention?

Doctoral Dissertations, August 1, 2009. John, Dinesh.

Feasibility of Using a Walking Workstation During CT Image Interpretation.”

Journal of the American College of Radiology 5, no. 11 (November 2008): 1130–36. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2008.05.003. Fidler, Jeff L., Robert L. MacCarty, Stephen J. Swensen, James E. Huprich, Warren G. Thompson, Tanya L. Hoskin, and James A. Levine.

Feasibility of a Walking Workstation to Increase Daily Walking.”

British Journal of Sports Medicine 42, no. 3 (March 2008): 225–28; discussion 228. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2007.039479. Thompson, W G, R C Foster, D S Eide, and J A Levine.

Role of Low Energy Expenditure and Sitting in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease.”

Diabetes 56, no. 11 (September 7, 2007): 2655–67. doi:10.2337/db07-0882. Hamilton, M. T., D. G. Hamilton, and T. W. Zderic.

The Energy Expenditure of Using a ‘walk-and-Work’ Desk for Office Workers with Obesity.”

British Journal of Sports Medicine 41, no. 9 (September 1, 2007): 558–61. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2006.032755. Levine, James A., and Jennifer M. Miller.

Walking on an Electric Treadmill While Performing VDT Office Work.”

SIGCHI Bull. 21, no. 1 (August 1989): 72–77. doi:10.1145/67880.67890. Edelson, N., and J. Danoffz.

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