First, there was the standing desk, where instead of sitting all day, you worked standing up, a much healthier alternative. So, it didn’t take long to make the next leap of faith to create the treadmill desk, where you not only stand, but work out while your working.
The creators of the treadmill desks claim that this process actually increases productivity. It certainly helps you find the time to get in your daily walk, and that should make you a healthier, happier worker for the long run, anyway.
According to NPR, the idea belongs to a Mayo clinic doctor, who believes it’s not only healthy, but also a great way to lose weight, while working. The Doctor warns people not to jump on and walk eight hours a day to start. He suggests a half hour on, then a half hour off for three or four days a week to get started.
What would you think if you came to work and found your desk was now a treadmill?