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Adjustable Stand Up Desk Buying Guide

Adjustable Stand Up Desk Buying Guide

Choosing a standing desk can be a daunting affair these days. With so many options on the market, you might be tempted to go for whichever result you see first in Google. However, it pays to do your research, as the products in those results are often not the best but are the mos…

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boring onference meetings

The Next Revolution in Office Fitness: Sit-Stand Conference Tables

There's another new trend in corporate America that is dovetailing with the new interest in height-adjustable conference tables, and that's the "daily scrum" meeting. Most popular within technology companies, but finding widespread adoption across many industries now, these meeti…

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Should I Buy a Standing Desk or a Standing Desk Converter?

What to Choose: Standing Desk vs. Sit-Stand Converter?

Every day we have hundreds of readers researching this very question when looking through our reviews, so we thought we'd dedicate an article to the big picture discussion of when is it best to move aside your old desk and replace it wholesale with a new adjustable-height desk, a…

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company paid treadmill desk

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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Legal Questions Around Standing Desks

Employers May Soon Be Legally Required to Provide Ergonomic Workstations to Workers

There has recently been a spate of lawsuits in which very large settlements have been extracted from employers who failed to provide adequate seating, and many more such suits are now working their way through class action courts. Walmart settled such a suit brought under Califor…

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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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How to Clean, Sanitize and Disinfect Your Standing Desk Workstation in the Age of Coronavirus

How to Clean, Sanitize and Disinfect Your Standing Desk Workstation in the Age of Coronavirus

The answer depends on the kind of work surface you have installed on your desk. The most commonly sold are high-pressure laminate (HPL), Surf(x) 3D-laminate, other 3D thermoform vinyls, engineered wood (e.g. bamboo grass that's been transformed into wood), reclaimed wood, powder …

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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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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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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 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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NEAT Certification

What is NEAT Certification and Why Does it Matter for Office Fitness Furniture?

NEAT certification has an impressive body of research behind it. It regulates manufacturers’ claims and offers the consumer and the employer valuable insight into the proven versus marketed benefits of any given product. Each time the NEAT trademark appears on product packaging, …

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Exercise Doesn’t Counteract Effects of Sitting Disease

New Korean Study Adds More Evidence That Exercise Doesn’t Counteract Effects of Sitting Disease

The average American office worker’s BMI is far higher than the average Korean subject in this study, and we spend even more hours a day sitting – whether at our desks, in meetings, in our cars, at mealtimes, or on the sofa watching TV.

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low carb diet treadmill desk

Considering a Low-Carb Diet? This May Be the Ideal Time to Start Using a Treadmill Desk

f you’ve been considering starting a “ketogenic” diet then this may be the ideal time to adopt a treadmill desk into your lifestyle. The aim of this type of low-carb diet (e.g.Atkins, Ideal Protein, Medifast) is to try and burn off unwanted fat by forcing the body to rely on burn…

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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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celebrities using treadmill desks

Who Are the Most Famous Treadmill Desk Users?

Jimmy Kimmel, Late Show Host Victoria Beckham, Fashion Designer & Style Icon Spencer Rascoff, CEO Zillow Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine Al Roker, NBC Weatherman Susan Orlean, New Yorker Staff Writer Veronica Roth, Author Felicia Day, Actress & S…

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made in usa stand up desk imovr everest

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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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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Is it possible to lose weight using a treadmill desk?

How to Really Lose Weight with a Treadmill Desk

This is a question we get quite often at WorkWhileWalking, and the answer isn't as straightforward as "walk x miles a day and the pounds will melt right off," much as some over-zealous bloggers, book authors and advertisers out there would have you believe. The good news is, ther…

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Section 179 tax deduction on standing desks

Congress Just Raised the Special Tax Deduction for Standing Desk and Treadmill Desk Equipment to $510,000

Consult your tax or accounting adviser to verify, but there may be a very strong incentive to purchase a treadmill desk system before the end of the year depending on your situation.

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Why Every Desk Jockey and Every CEO Needs to Read Dr. James Levine’s New Book ‘Get Up!’

For the average reader Get Up! is vastly more interesting than Move a Little, Lose a Lot was. Part of this is due to the new knowledge Dr. Levine and his Mayo Clinic lab have attained over the past five years. Equally compelling, however, is Dr. Levine’s improved ability to tell …

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Telecommuting and Treadmill Desks

Telecommuting and Treadmill Desks – a Perfect Pairing for the War on Sitting Disease

According to a 500-employee study described in this report podcast from Freakonomics and NPR, the 250 control employees who switched to telecommuting experienced a 15% boost in productivity compared to the other 250 who continued to drive to work every day. OK, not too surprising…

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NEAT certification office furniture

Complete Round Up of NEAT-Certified Products

Office fitness product manufacturers often make claims that haven’t been tested or proven by any independent organization. They often tend to overestimate the fitness aspect as well. A third-party certification that provides evidence and measures how much energy one can burn on, …

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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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Corporate Wellness ROI

Why Corporate Wellness Programs Fail to Show a Financial ROI

Consider the practice of handing out free Fitbits or Fuelbands to employees. While this has become a standard benefit in many corporate wellness programs, studies show that they do not lead to long-term behavior change.

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Chess

How a Treadmill Desk Helped Me Win More Chess Games

I joke with friends that working on a treadmill desk is like living in Seattle - we have our rainy-day list of to-dos, and our sunny-day list of to-dos that we subconsciously sort out. Same thing on the treadmill desk - we have our tasks we’re saving for the next walking session …

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