I’d always rather be on the road experiencing my next adventure and then trapped inside, behind my desk at the office. Unfortunately, if you’re like me, you spend more time at your desk than outside doing what you love. Think about how fit you could be if you had an exercise table, if you could burn calories and keep your heart healthy even while working on that spreadsheet.
You no longer need to imagine what it would be like. There are home and office workout desks available that are ergonomic, inexpensive, and provide a number of notable health benefits. In this article, you will discover some of the incredible benefits that can be achieved by using a training table and I will review three of the most popular options available.
You have known for some time that walking is good for you. It keeps your heart strong, has a low impact on your joints, and allows you to feel better overall. However, more data is released on a regular basis suggesting that walking can also help reduce the risk of serious health problems.
Recent studies have shown that walking can dramatically reduce the risk of heart attack, diabetes, and even cancer. Unfortunately, many American professionals walk less than fifty percent of the steps necessary during the day to achieve these health benefits.
If you are not sure how many steps you are taking per day, you can choose an affordable pedometer and calculate your daily totals.
The ADA, AHA, and NIH say that walking just 10,000 steps per day can:
- Reduce the rate of type II diabetes by 50% – American Diabetes Association
- Reduce initial heart attack rate by 90% – American Heart Association
- Reduce stroke rate by 70% – American Heart Association
- Reduce cancer rate by 30% to 70% from the National Institutes of Health.
Additionally, walking provides general health benefits, reduces stress, can provide more energy, sleep better, combat fatigue, and much more.
Typically, if you walk for an hour, you take between 4,000 and 6,000 steps. Using an exercise table, you could easily exceed 10,000 steps per day and reap the health benefits described above.
If you haven’t looked at the treadmill desks in a while, you can imagine a sizable piece of furniture. In reality, current models are modest, lightweight, and can be customized to fit your existing treadmill. Most models come with cup holders, a place for your phone, files, and a computer or laptop keyboard. With everything you need close by, you can be a productive employee even while maintaining a slow and steady pace on your treadmill.
These units are fully adjustable so your work surface can be positioned at the right height for you. When you’re done, you can choose to fold your desk and treadmill to further maximize your office space.
There is a wide range of desks to consider and something to suit every budget, starting with the SurfShelf Treadmill Desk which is a shelf that attaches to your treadmill or stationary bike to hold your Apple laptop or iPad. While not ideal for most office professionals, SurfShelf offers some good multitasking options and sells for less than $ 50.00.
If you already have a treadmill, add a training table like the TreadDesk desk it’s a simple and affordable way to add training to your work life. With plenty of space to meet your needs, it costs less than $ 500.00 and is a great option for home or office.
If you don’t have a treadmill, there are additional solutions that come complete with one like the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. At over $ 1000.00 it is priced higher than the TrekDesk, even considering you are buying a desk and a treadmill, it is a good value.
If you spend a lot of time working in a sedentary position, you may be missing out on some of the health benefits associated with walking. Using an exercise table and walking while you work benefits your health, keeping you focused, effective, and ready for your next weekend adventure.