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).
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Walking on a treadmill places far more strain on a motor than running on it. When running, you’re actually kicking the belt backwards and are in the air part of the time. When you’re walking at 1 – 2 mph the belt is pushing your entire body weight while overcoming friction between the belt and the deck.
Exercise treadmills are built with motors designed for peak torque performance when running at much higher RPMs than you’ll see while walking. At slow walking speeds the motors often lack the necessary torque (the force to actually turn the belt rollers).Don’t be fooled by the horsepower rating of the motor. In fact, you can ignore a lot of what treadmill advice websites have [...]