We all need to be a lot more active in the workplace. Where possible, this means becoming more active at the desk as we work. There are lots of new pieces of equipment that can help us to raise our activity levels, improve fitness and slow the affect of this lifestyle. One of the most helpful in the under desk treadmill – a compact, office-friendly version of the gym classic. The problem is that there are some logistic issues with these machines. The average desk was made to sit down at, so how do we use a treadmill and work?
Combine an office treadmill with an adjustable desk for a better exercise experience
The solution here isn’t to abandon the idea of the office treadmill, but rather to embrace the idea of a new type of desk. There are plenty of adjustable, standing desks around that work well with these exercise machines. The basic need with an under desk treadmill is to provide enough room to stand and walk, while still allowing users to work on important tasks. This means a desk that can be raised to the appropriate height for a comfortable posture. The hands need to be able to type in comfort, and users shouldn’t strain their necks when looking at a monitor.
The best models of standing, adjustable desk are those that have enough increments to suit the user, as well as a safe, simple mechanism to raise and lower the worktop. This adjustability is important because workers won’t be on the treadmill all day. This allows them to sit back down and rest for a while in the day. The best adjustable desks for office workouts also need to be strong enough to handle everything that workers need. There is no point working with a flimsy model that wont support a laptop, phone or other essential items. This could limit productivity. Overall, it should be easy to use and convenient enough that it doesn’t distract or hinder workers.
Then there are those brands that create impressive two in one devices for work
It is possible to get a simple under desk treadmill and find an adjustable desk to match. Perhaps standing desks are already part of the company ethos. However, those that are new to adjustable desks may decide to find a treadmill with a worktop as part of the machine. This means that there is no concern about fitting the machine under a suitable work surface. This approach could increase stability and create a more convenient, compact work area. However, it could also raise the price and limit options.
Choose the solution that best meets your needs
There is no doubt that under desk treadmills are a great way to work out in the office environment. They keep us active and fit and help us work towards that important goal of 10,000 steps. They are a great tool to add to a workplace where they are practical, safe and considerate to those around you. A combination of a treadmill and standing desk is a great idea for all those that want to improve fitness without compromising on their work.