Walk While You Work


Unfortunately our bodies are not naturally geared to sit at a desk all day. There exists plenty of research showing that sedentary approaches to life can take years away from us. Being a desk jockey certainly contributes to these negative effects. But regardless, there we go – working our lives away in front of the computer. Don’t you love the days when you work through lunch or when the 3pm “sleepies” set in? It is hard enough getting all the work done in a day, not to mention remembering to get up and walk around every so often. Desk work makes it easy to see the negative effects of being sedentary.

LifeSpan Fitness offers both commercial and residential fitness machines like treadmills, bikes and rowers. Something you don’t expect to find with a company like LifeSpan is a category of products called “Workplace Solutions” including the TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk. The concept makes sense – many companies have gone to stand up desks, so why not take it a step further and stay active? LifeSpan built-in some very logical concepts to make their units stand out. Included are a 2.25HP high torque engine – designed to be used through a work day (6 or more hours). Maximum walking speed of 4MPH means you can walk at a comfortable, “work friendly” pace. A 46.5” x 31” sturdy workspace gives plenty of room to support your laptop, monitor, phone or other devices. Of course the desk height is adjustable, foam armrests on the front help with comfort and a cable tray under the desks helps keep cords organized and out of the way

My big question when reading about the unit was how do you get used to walking and working? Scott Neumyer of Popular Mechanics reviewed a TR1200-DT and found that after just a few sessions on the unit he acclimated to movement while typing, reading or talking and that he better through the work day. The great part about the TR1200-DT is the price. At $1,299 you pay a similar amount as a quality treadmill will run. So whether you work at home or in an office, make your work time healthy with a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk.

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