According to a recent Medical Billing and Coding report, it’s clear to see that the human body isn’t designed to sit for long periods of time. However, most of us working in an any type of office environment can sit focused on a project for hours before we realize it. The opposing “musts” of must work, but must workout poses quite a conundrum. How do we work so we can still afford the crunchy peanut butter, yet do some form of exercise in order to burn off those excess calories? Thankfully, we have a solution in TrekDesk, the desk created to surround your favorite treadmill so that you can comfortably work while walking and getting that much needed exercise. TrekDesk claims to be the only treadmill desk that offers enough surface desk area to not only accomplish work tasks but also accommodate any gaming accessories for when downtime becomes playtime.
Designed to fit any existing treadmill, the TrekDesk treadmill desk offers a full-sized, height adjustable workstation that allows you the opportunity to work while getting the necessary amount of daily exercise and everything that goes along with that including losing weight, reducing stress, preventing disease, strengthening muscles, and improving both mood and productivity. As a bonus, this is another way to help to improve your office efficiency because you’re not only improving productivity, but utilizing precious space for multi-tasking.
Many companies such as Google, Microsoft, Evernote and hotel chains Hyatt and Marriott, are encouraging their employees to take up the treadmill while working. The costs are nominal compared to the savings in healthcare benefits when employees are healthy. TrekDesk costs $479 and includes all of the accessories. Competitors such as LifeSpan offers a treadmill desk that comes with a treadmill so the cost is much higher running between $1,300 up to $3,000. At TreadDesk, the price for the treadmill alone is $995 and the adjustable height desks begin at $1,500.
Most of these companies offer testimonies of people shedding unwanted pounds while walking slowly (about 1 mph) while working. TrekDesk states that a gamer named Paris lost 40 lbs so far by walking while playing World of Warcraft atop a TrekDesk.
It is obvious that, although we are all working, sitting for prolonged periods of time contributes to poor health, but as Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk says, “Walking while gaming or engaging in any online activity is one solution to this expanding problem.”
So what do you think? How many of you are doing some kind of ‘exercise’ while at your desk? Let us know in the comments!