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I walk on a treadmill with a desk over it while I work all day. I get in an extra 6 - 10 miles depending on the day, burning between 600 and 1000 calories! emoticon

- Submitted by LKEITHO 3/25/2010 in Exercise | 12 Comments
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IRENEHARPS 3/25/2010 6:41:00 PM

    How do you add a desk to the treadmill?

WRITERFIT 6/12/2015 3:27:00 PM

    I have a TrekDesk, such a fantastic way to get moving! I use my laptop hooked up to a flat screen TV as a monitor so I'm not looking down all the time. This isn't for that extra hard running workout, though! This is a slower walk, maybe 1.5-2.5 miles per hours, but you can keep that up FOR hours. On a walk-only day, I can easily walk five or more miles. Really builds up the calories burned count AND my endurance. Have fun!
1HOTFUDGEMAMA 12/19/2014 9:34:00 AM

    Hmm sounds interesting.
AZIL5678 8/19/2014 9:15:00 PM

    Read Drop Dead Healthy for more information on treadmill desks; the author, A.J. Jacobs, is very funny. He built his own tread/desk and talks about his experiences in using it. He also mentions that, to burn more calories, you can use the treadmill on "manual" instead of motorizing it.
JCW001 7/10/2014 10:34:00 AM

    Seems it would be hard to get any work done.
JSWANSON555 6/2/2014 11:19:00 AM

    I've been researching treadmill desks and there are many types: treadmill and desk together, a separate desk for a treadmill you already own, small shelves or do it yourself desks. I already have a treadmill so I don't want to buy a new one. I also don't plan on spending the entire work day at the desk so I don't want to spend $700 on a fancy pants add-on desk. I found this website with a simple and inexpensive treadmill desk you can make yourself. I'm going to make one this weekend. Wish me luck! http://wholelifestylenutriti
HETZ51 3/27/2013 8:03:00 AM

    Now that sounds like something someone could make a fortune marketing. I have no concept!!
CORRIEFIT 12/8/2012 3:46:00 PM

    How do you build a desk over a treadmill and how do you manage to read and type on a laptop while you are moving?

ELAMAY4 10/16/2012 5:55:00 AM

    Just wondering does it matter what type of treadmill to use: motorized vs. nonmotorized?
HEALTHYARTIST1 3/25/2010 9:11:00 PM

    So, do you build one or buy one?
JANEKB 3/25/2010 7:59:00 PM

    I did this also. Works great, I can type on my laptop just fine.
I built my own, using some creativity and the local home improvement store.
ROYABOYA 3/25/2010 6:48:00 PM

    is that something you can buy?

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