According to leading medical journals, sitting all day is wreaking havoc on our bodies. Unfortunately, most office jobs require us to be bound to our seats for nearly 8 hours! Standing desks are a great alternative to sitting all day, but to really get your heart rate up, and turn your day into a net positive for your body, you’re just gonna have to get moving.
- Can I really concentrate while using a treadmill desk?
Answer: Yes. After a little while of walking on it you will forget that you are even on a treadmill desk. You’ll be able to maintain a high level on concentration for extended periods of time.
- Is a treadmill desk dangerous?
Answer: You will have to be careful getting off the treadmill. You should turn the treadmill off while you are still on it, it should slow down gradually to a complete stop before you try to dismount.
- How can I make a treadmill desk?
Answer: You just need a normal desk, and something to put on top of your desk to hold your monitors and peripherals. The treadmill part will go underneath your desk like in the pictures below. The main difference between a treadmill made for this purpose and a traditional treadmill is that the desk treadmills can lay flat, and have no piece to hold on to while exercising.
- How much does a treadmill desk cost?
Answer: There is a wide range for this depending on the features. Some of them on the higher end of the range will cost over a thousand dollars, and a few more basic models will only set you back a couple hundred dollars.
Our Top Picks
RHYTHM FUN Under Desk Treadmill
- Collapsable balance bar
- Easy to use remote
- Shock Absorbant
- Easy to move
- Slim walking surface
The RHYTHM FUN under desk treadmill is a great pick, especially for the price. This treadmill can be easily stored under a bed or stood up and put in a closet. As far as convenience around storage goes, this is a top pick.
Exerpeutic 5000 ExerWork 20″ Wide Belt Desk Treadmill
- Wide walking area
- Included adjustable desk
- backlit LCD display
- 4MPH top speed
Exerpeutic 5000 ExerWork is one of the few models that come with it’s own adjustable desktop. Reviewers note that this is a sturdy treadmill desk and the wide walking area is a nice feature.
LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill
- Easy to use console
- Absorbs shock
- Fully Assembled
- Wheels to help move
- 3 year warranty on motor
The LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 has been around for a while in terms of treadmill desks and is very well regarded. This one is a little bigger than the other models, but it is more shock absorbent as it has 6 independent compression shocks. This under desk treadmill can go up to 4MPH.
OppsDecor Under Desk Treadmill
- 12MPH max speed
- Quiet motor
- Easy to move
- Phone bracket
- LED display
The OppsDecor under desk treadmill is one of the more cost effective options available, and it’s pretty easy to move around a small apartment. This is also one of the few under desk treadmills with a high maximum speed, so you can walk or even run on it.
Make 2020 the year you get in shape and get a promotion at work! With a walking treadmill you can no longer use work as your excuse for not having time to exercise. As far as technology goes for keeping us in shape while we work, this is humanities best advancement yet. Happy walking!