Treadmill Desk Tips

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Treadmill Desk

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 a…

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treadmill desk stretching

Why Treadmill Desk Users Need to Stretch Like Professional Athletes

It is vitally important to stretch your legs, calves, ankles and lower back frequently when using a treadmill desk. As great as the benefits of raising your basal metabolic rate are, doing so requires using your leg and back muscles a lot more than you are probably used to. The f…

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Treadmill Desk Check List

Other considerations when setting up your DIY treadmill desk

Most desks being promoted for use with treadmills are engineered to resist shaking too much when your swaying body makes contact with the desk.

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Tips for Taller Stand Up Desk and Treadmill Desk Users

All adjustable height desks will become less stable as they reach the last few inches of leg extension. This is just basic physics; the telescoping tubes have less and less overlap between them and so the desks become more susceptible to left-right shake (lateral stability) as th…

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How Long Should You Walk When Working at a Treadmill Desk?

It is vitally important to pace yourself when using a treadmill desk in order to prevent muscle stiffness and soreness. Unless you already spend several hours a day walking you’re going to discover some new muscle pains – mostly in the lower back but potentially in the legs and f…

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Cable Tangle

Taming of the Snarl: A Primer on Cable Management for Standing Desks

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.

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treadmill desk etiquette

A Guide to Treadmill Desk Office Etiquette

"As you know I have recently adopted the use of a treadmill desk in order to improve my productivity and stave off the ravages of "sitting disease." Being as these are fairly new devices in the workplace not a lot is commonly known about the proper etiquette when approaching some…

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Better to Consume than Create Content While On Your Treadmill Desk

Wrist pain is a common enough malady for office workers, and treadmill desking can exacerbate those strains. This is why it’s imperative that your typing position is as ergonomic as possible. Keyboard trays can provide some relief, and desks with built-in SteadyType keyboard tray…

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If all you do is sit in a chair all day you'll need to drink at least 8 cups of water to stay healthy. Whether you exercise or just use a treadmill desk you'll want to up that quantity.

How to Stay Hydrated and Avoid Sweating While Using Your Treadmill Desk

Staying properly hydrated is incredibly important for so many bodily functions. Water transports vital nutrients to your cells, regulates your body temperature, rids your body of waste and toxins, and performs several other functions that keep you alive and healthy. Athletes know…

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Isolating Noise and Vibrations in Your Treadmill Desk Workstation

If you work around other people, they probably won’t notice your treadmill is even on, since a well-lubricated treadmill will only register around 50 decibels or less, about the same noise level as someone whispering. What they will notice is your footfall.

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Best Place to Put a Treadmill Desk in your Office

Where’s the Best Place to Put a Treadmill Desk in your Office?

Placement of an under-desk treadmill at the workplace can be tricky in some smaller offices so take the time to really think it through before assembling your workstation. Like any desk where you’re going to have a computer you don’t want it opposite a window where the sun will c…

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treadmill desk safety tips

Treadmill Desks and Safety – Some Worthy Precautions

The biggest safety issues for treadmill desk users are potential minor injuries (muscle aches, really) from improper ergonomic settings, insufficient stretching and pause breaks, or simply walking for too many hours at a time.

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The Difference Between a Treadmill Desk and an “Exercise Desk”

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 Acti…

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Squeaking, Scraping Treadmill Bases

Troubleshooting Squeaking, Scraping, or Hesitating Treadmill Bases

The vast majority of the issues we see with treadmills that start hesitating, snorting, or grunting have to do with leveling issues.

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Making Phone Calls from Your Treadmill Desk at Work

Making Phone Calls from Your Treadmill Desk at Work

At a gentle 1 - 2 mph pace on a treadmill desk, multitasking and productivity are at their peak. At these slow speeds, it's easy to read, type, and yes, talk on the phone. But before you start doing walking conference calls, follow these guidelines to make make your phone convers…

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Dealing With Static Electricity Build-up In Your Treadmill Desk

Some floor surfaces, like carpet, are going to be more problematic than others-concrete, stone or wood. A great solution regardless of floor type is to install an anti-static rubber mat under your treadmill.

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