The average American sits for 13 hours a day. Can you believe that? I am no stranger to the need of getting up and getting moving.
I know I sure can because I am guilty of that. Granted, some days I sit less than this, but since I started working from home I have fallen into that trap of sitting way too much. And by way too much I honestly mean, waaaaay too much.
Sad thing is, some people sit longer than that. If you factor in sitting in transportation to get to work, sitting at their work desk and then they go home to sit at the dinner table and/or sit in front of their television or the computer. The end result is a rise is illnesses such as obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, back and posture problems, wrist pain etc.
For me, the end result was a body riddled with pain due to degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and now a crooked right shoulder which causes a ton of issues on my now crooked body.
Being more active is key to health. A standing desk can help you burn more calories, improve your posture and health. Moving around is also important and some have installed treadmills to walk while they work. The goal is to make sure they get at least the recommended 10,000 steps per day and burn calories. On a treadmill at an easy pace of 1.5-1.8 mph this can easily be accomplished.
How cool is that? I’ve been checking out various standing desk options. I plan to put some sort of standing option in my home. Let me share with you a few of the healthy options I’ve been peaking at.
Luxor Standup Crank Adjustable Desk
Luxor – Luxor Standup-cf60-dw 60-inch Crank Adjustable Stand-up Desk – $429.99, See Site shipping – Available at Overstock.com
I always find fun stuff at Overstock. What I like about this desk is that it has an easy crank and it’s on wheels. That means it’s perfect for someone like me who goes from room to room with a laptop and my camera.
Luxor Stand Up Desk Black
Luxor – Luxor Standup-40-B Stand Up Desk Black – $229.99, See Site shipping – Available at School Outfitters
This option is a sleek black. It is not adjustable, but the price is good for a stand up desk that provides ample space and it moves where you need it to go.
Safco – Xpressions Stand-Up Workstation, 35w x 24-3/4d x 49-1/4h, Frosted/Blac
Safco – Xpressions Stand-Up Workstation, 35w x 24-3/4d x 49-1/4h, Frosted/Blac – $462.99, See Site shipping – Available at Overstock.com
Overstock and I should be BFFs. Seriously. This one is almost my favorite. I love the sleek design and extra space for my notebooks and planners. Even though this isn’t on wheels, I am pretty sure I could change those out. Total DYI here 😉 I’m sure though, for as lightweight is this is, I could easily move it.
Safco – Adjustable Stand-Up Workstation (Rectangle – 49″ Height – Steel, Polyvinyl Chloride PVC – Medium Oak)
Safco – Adjustable Stand-Up Workstation (Rectangle – 49″ Height – Steel, Polyvinyl Chloride PVC – Medium Oak) – $263.94, See Site shipping – Available at Overstock.com
Here’s another option that won’t break the bank. It’s on wheels and has a ton of extra space for all your extras.
LifeSpan Treadmill Desk
Apple – LifeSpan Treadmill Desk, TR1200-DT5, TR1200 DT5, TR1200DT5 TR1200-DT5 – $1499.99, Free shipping – Available at BizChair
Treadmill stations are popping up all over the place. I was reading on a few health sites where a lot of big name companies are providing treadmill desks to their employees. That’s pretty cool.
LifeSpan Treadmill Desk
Apple – LifeSpan Treadmill Desk, TR800-DT7, TR800 DT7, TR800DT7 TR800-DT7 – $1799.99, Free shipping – Available at BizChair
Another great treadmill desk option.
Go Now Fitness – Go Treadmill Desk
Go Now Fitness – Go Treadmill Desk – $349.99, 50.00 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace
If you already have a treadmill (I do, I do!) then this option might be better for you. This desk attaches right to your treadmill.
I put this bad boy on my Wish List.
Then I found this easy DIY on Pinterest.
I see a project in my future. It just so happens I need to move the treadmill to set up my food photography ‘studio’ because I am tired of using the kitchen table. The treadmill is right in front of the bay window where all this wonderful natural light comes in.
I can put the treadmill in my office. Win-win. I can walk a little bit at a time and build up my endurance. I can save the easier tasks for the treadmill. I have a desktop and a laptop so…yah!
You can find the full set of instructions on Whole Lifestyle Nutrition.
So what do you think; does a treadmill desk or standing desk interest you?
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
This might be the most amazing invention I’ve ever seen. I’m always saying I have no time to get into shape. I love this!
Liz Mays says
These are really cool. It would definitely take some getting used to but keeping your body in good shape is important.
I am Loving that treadmill desk! Maybe I can work off the pounds that I gained over Christmas using that desk LOL.
Life as a Convert says
I need that DIY treadmill desk! I like to read while on the treadmill (walking, not running!!) and my treadmill doesn’t have a spot to lay my book. I’d watch movies or something if I had a spot to put my laptop.
Miles L. says
I can’t imagine sitting 13 hours a day. It is about time that people get themselves a reliable standing desk.
I would love a treadmill desk! That would be so much fun for me! I love working out and I hate sitting still so it would be great!
Ashley Whipple says
My husband is always walking around and fidgeting while he works. A standing or treadmill desk would be perfect for him.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I have had my eye on the treadmill desks for quite awhile now! Especially with winter coming along full force here in the North East!
My husband has been talking about these treadmill desks.. I think it’s fun and good for our overall health
I think i need that treadmill desk, my work still goes on even i’m in the treadmill.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I wish they had that treadmill desk option at work! I think it would be a good idea because employees will be able to exercise more, and stay healthy. With that being said, then, there would be less employees filing for sick days.
Rebecca Swenor says
Standing while working at your desk is something that a lot of people are doing now days and it is a very good thing to do in my opinion. I love the idea of the DIY treadmill desk which is just as good as the others.
Chubskulit Rose says
Such a great idea! I will have to do this with my treadmill when it expires!
Terri Beavers says
A desk treatmill would be fabulous, if I could do two things at once without tripping over my own feet. I would love to get a crank up adjustable desk though as I do have to stand a lot to word because of where my back injuries are. Sitting can be quite painful.
I work at a hospital so I am on my feet all day! I do think those treadmill desks are awesome though!
These are all great! I’m at the computer a lot with my blogging. I need a treadmill desk! I’ve always wanted something like that for when I’m on the treadmill. It gets boring working out and not having something to look at.
I so NEED one of these! I love this idea!
Having no time to exercise is not an excuse anymore. The desks are awesome.
I could certainly use one. Sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time can be so tiring. Exercising and doing your tasks at the same time = awesome!
I really want to make a tray for my treadmill so I can use my laptop and walk. Even if I have to walk slow, its still moving.
April Mims says
I’ve got a standing desk at my office. I would love to have a treadmill desk to be able to walk all day and keep moving.
Jessica Simms says
This is genius! Workout and work, I’ve always wanted my work to become mobile so I can get up and get around verse sitting at a desk or on a bed all day long.
Claudia Krusch says
I love that treadmill desk! Maybe I can work off the pounds that I gained over Christmas! Not sure If I can type walking, though!
I don’t think I can get a lot of typing done, but it sure would help with sorting through emails and taking care of smaller tasks that eat up my day.
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Wow, that is such a great invention and would help so many that are stuck at the desk all day. How brilliant.
Shanéy Maharaj says
This is awesome. I wouldn’t mind purchasing one. We sit way too much especially since I work on my computer the entire day. It is terrible.
Oh I love this! I have a treadmill and i really want to make room for it. Using it as an office is great idea.
I love the idea of working out together with work but a treadmill desk? I’m quite skeptical about it. Wouldn’t it be hard to concentrate? Anyway, I would much prefer the desk stand. That’s why whenever I do work in coffee shops, I usually use the high tables near the glassed windows. I can choose to stand or sit when doing my work.