Yuka Yoneda

Sit to Walkstation Desk Treadmill: Burn Calories While You Work

by , 07/20/10
filed under: Design for Health

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At $4,599, not everyone will be able to afford the Walkstation. If you can, more power to you, but if you can’t why not just ask your boss if you can work at a more elevated surface and stand instead? Or if you work at home and are really brave, you can try jerryrigging your own desk treadmill – but please exercise caution as you exercise!

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  1. standingfit March 8, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Try a Standing Fit unit; http://www.standingfit.com. Best to choose to stand or sit.

  2. Go Green and Get Health... September 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

    [...] It’s hard to believe that the vast majority of us spend most our waking hours chained to a desk, but while you may think you have it easy getting to sit in a chair over sweating out your breakfast at more physically intensive trades, think again. Recent studies have confirmed that too much sitting is actually bad for your health — increasing risks for obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. The human body depends on movement and exercise to keep muscles in top form and metabolism up, and unfortunately spending nine or more hours a day in a sedentary state causes both muscle degeneration and a slowed metabolism — two ailments that could eventually leading to life-threatening health problems. So what do you do if you have a job that requires a lot of computer face time? Stand-working! [...]

  3. Stand Up While You Work... September 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    [...] So whats the solution if your job requires you to spend a lot of time in front of a computer? Stand-working! I have personally been a devotee of working standing up for years, and I swear by it! Ever since I [...]

  4. guapo September 8, 2010 at 2:27 am

    feio – you clearly didn\’t read the linked NYTimes article. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that working out is not enough. That sitting for 5-8 hours a day COUNTERACTS the exercise you get by spending an hour or two at the gym.

  5. feio July 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Another excuse for laziness ‘masked’ as ‘convenience’. Why spend more energy, resources and money to create a product that will probably become a white elephant for 80% of the people who bought it. The solutions are already out there like biking, walking or jogging to work. It’s free and won’t need even a fraction of the resources and energy like this lump of metal. People are just lazy and think this is more ‘convenient’. Well the first step to having a fitter body is to STOP BEING LAZY!
    Another thought is that if you really want to become healthier – work less! Life is too short and beautiful to be spent chained to your desk, and this is one more padlock.

    But the IF it’s rigged up to produce power for the building…then that’s a different story. :D

  6. 1stthings1st July 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    What makes these work and exercise so effective is that you don’t even know your working out. But I have used a similar type (FitDesk.net) for 8 months and feel and look great. I am a believer in this product.

  7. KristenUBB July 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Hook this up to some sort of generator and your workers could power the office (:

  8. Chrisjob July 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I wanted a similar set-up, but already had the exercise gear – so I figured out a way to make a way to mount my laptop for around $20 and an hour of work – http://manmadediy.com/chris/posts/55-manmade-video-how-to-mount-your-laptop-to-your-exercise-equipment

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