The new treadmill desk lifestyle has saturated the market in walking workstations of varying degrees of quality. Some treadmills are purpose-built for the office, while others (the majority of DIY workstations, in fact) are mere retreads of existing running treadmills. It may seem like a trivial distinction, but anyone treadmill shopping for their home or office should beware of some very key differences between the two.Walk, Don’t Run
A top speed capability of more than 4.0 mph is the first giveaway that a treadmill desk’s [...]
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, say, an active chair is exactly what Mayo Clinic offers the companies that want to get an accurate reading on energy expenditure from their products and use the NEAT trademark to rise above the competition.
A soon-to-be Energy Star of office furniture, NEAT certification proves that a product enables, motivates, or tracks Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis—the energy we expend through non-exercise [...]