Does your job require you to spend hours and hours sitting in a chair, staring at a computer screen? You are probably already suffering from sitting disease, and may even be thinking that it’s time to get a treadmill desk to avoid any further health impacts. But how do you get your employer to make the investment?
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 else the gumption to ask for a larger office). But times have changed.
Thanks to [...]
Many thanks to Carolyn Crane, our most recent contributor to the Water Cooler. A popular romance and fantasy author, Carolyn has been desking for a little under a month, and graciously allowed us to post an account of her first walking week. Head over to her personal website to check for updates or learn more about her writing.
So I recently got a new treadmill desk, and I wanted to talk about it, because it’s kind of fun and exciting and also, a lot of people have been asking me about it.
I got the idea from my BFF Jeffe Kennedy, who has written about her desk here. I was talking with her just before Christmas and she told me how many miles she puts on it a day. [...]
This new Water Cooler post comes courtesy of Nancy Herkness, a New Jersey-based romance author and walking writer. Nancy kindly sent us an account of her first trip on a treadmill desk – read on for her findings. If you’d like to see more from Nancy, drop by her personal website.
I took my maiden voyage on my DIY treadmill desk last night and thought you might want a report on whether it worked or not.
Time: 78 minutes
Distance: 1.9 miles
Speed: 1.2 – 1.5 mph
Words written: 1,063
Calories burned: 235
I got so lost in the story, I forgot I was walking until about 55 minutes had passed, at [...]