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 all here. This is also a good document to review before purchasing your treadmill desk, to make sure you’ve thought through all the issues around placement and ergonomics. We’ve included links to our most popular advice articles for deeper dives into some of the topics below.Know Your Treadmill Review your treadmill manual before it arrives. Once you know what kind of treadmill you’re going to be buying, [...]
Standing desks have gone mainstream, yet there appears to be a bit of confusion about the different labels that both manufacturers and consumers use to describe the different types. Unfortunately it’s mayhem out there, with a lot of casual swapping of non-synonymous terms going on. Let’s clear things up a bit, shall we?
Alternative monikers for things that can allow you to get your work done unseated include standing desk, stand-up desk, sit-stand or sit-to-stand desk, [...]
It’s not always easy being tall. Vertically-blessed, prospective stand up desk and treadmill desk users often run into one simple problem: the industry hasn’t quite reached their level. Even some of the most popular standing desks are generally designed to ANSI/BIFMA certification standards, and so come with a 22″-47″ range to accommodate 95% of the population. According to US census statistics that means anyone over 6’2″ is going to find themselves out of this range. Add a treadmill deck under your feet and anyone over 5’9″ would be excluded.
It’s important to realize the implications of ANSI/BIFMA when shopping for an [...]
Many people hear or read about the concept of a standing desk and are instantly sold on the idea, often purchasing one on the very same day. No one can fault them for wanting to ditch the chair as soon as humanly possible. But what we often find is that even people who’ve been working at a standing desk for many years are unable to use their desk in standing mode for very long—sometimes as little as a half hour per day, max—because their feet, legs, or low back start to hurt.
We’ve collected our five best strategies for getting the most benefit out of your sit-stand desk than you might have ever imagined. These simple life hacks can dramatically reduce your sitting [...]
Relax, a swarm of snakes has not spontaneously decided to attack your desk. Nor has a forest of exceptionally flexible bamboo sprung up around its legs – no, fellow deskers, what you’re seeing is a workstation in dire need of some cable management.
Keeping your spaghetti straight is important no matter how you’re working. Carefully organizing cables helps keep track of what powers what, makes the office a safer place, and keeps your workstation neat and efficiently arranged. Besides, it just looks nice – well kept cables are pretty enough to have inspired a borderline-fetishist group of cable control enthusiasts (welcome to the internet).
And that’s only for a [...]