[Editor’s Note: We’re leaving this page from 2013 in place for posterity but please click over to a much more updated article that includes the most recent studies from major medical research institutions on How Many Calories Can You Really Expect to Burn Using a Standing Desk or Treadmill Desk? While the information below is still completely accurate it is also redundant with the information on the new page, which also includes much more detailed results from extensive testing of standing desk and treadmill desk users connected to ultra-precise ergospyrometry equipment.]
Sitting disease, in a nutshell, is a wind-down of the body’s metabolism that occurs when we [...]
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 Activity Thermogenesis (“NEAT”) versus “activity-based thermogenesis.” It doesn’t help that some treadmill desk marketers even use the term “exercise desk” to capture more search engine traffic.
The idea behind walking at 1 – 2 mph on a treadmill desk is to raise your metabolic rate by roughly 150% to 200% above normal resting rate [...]