The Office Treadmill

How many miles do you do at the office? While you're making deals or crunching numbers, you may as well be using a treadmill at the same time. Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic started the trend toward treadmills at work by constructing the first treadmill desk. He put a hospital tray overtop a treadmill and added a laptop and a phone headset. He used this to work at walk at the same time.
Enthusiasts began following Dr. Levine’s example, constructing treadmill desks that range from sleekly robotic set-ups to rickety mash-ups that could be Wall-E’s long-lost kin. But the recent introduction of an all-in-one treadmill desk from Details may inch work-walking into the mainstream, as dozens of businesses invest in the hardware to let their employees walk (and, ideally, lose a little weight) at work.

Since last November, about 335 Walkstations, have been sold nationwide to companies including Humana, Mutual of Omaha, GlaxoSmithKline and Best Buy.

The Walkstation, which Dr. Levine helped develop, costs about $4,000 and comes in 36 laminate finishes with an ergonomically curved desktop. Its quiet motor is designed for slow speeds, said David Kagan, director of marketing communications at Details, a division of Steelcase.


Link -Thanks, Geekazoid!

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Don't care what people say about how "they'd be able to do it", but this kind of thing would impact work performance. If I were a boss, espeically a small business owner, an employee using a treadmill while working would be a big no.
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Miss Cellania, you missed the part of the article about about the author of the blog "Book of Joe" being in the article! He's how I first heard about office treadmills almost a year ago. The article's other photo shows him whilst tread-blogging at his house.
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I think this is a GREAT idea.

Women should be working out more, but it does NOT need to be mandatory until after women reach the age of 30.

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