The trend in the home offices and the workplace is increasingly moving towards the implementation of active workstations such as treadmill desks and bicycle desks. With sitting commonly being deemed as being as detrimental to workers as smoking, it’s time to stand up and take notice of active work spaces . Benefits are dynamic, with office activity found to both increase productivity and sharpen skills.
A growing number of companies nationwide are now using treadmill desks, such as Humana, Mutual of Omaha, GlaxoSmithKline, Nike, Google, and Best Buy. Active-workstation implementation is designed to be intuitive and accommodating to even the most cumbersome office space. Some desks maintain traditional office components, such as customary desk chairs beside their new, healthier counterparts, allowing employees to choose whether they want to sit, stand, or walk all while typing emails, doing research, or talking to colleagues.
Treadmill and bike desk use has been found to be highly instinctive. Users can move about at a comfortable pace, easily gaining proficiency with continued use (the recommended speed is less than 2 mph). The idea is to stay active, be comfortable, and improve health without breaking a sweat.
Syracuse Fitness Store sells active desks from LifeSpan Fitness. Choose whether you want to walk or bike and then choose your style of desk.