It was only a mater of time before someone came up with a way to get us up out of our office chairs and burning calories while we work. For some of us, going to work is the only time that we do get to sit down and rest our legs a little, but perhaps no longer!
In America, a doctor has invented a desk with a built-in treadmill. Dr James Levine, of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, has himself spent a decade walking on a treadmill as he works, because he believes that sitting down all day increases the risk of heart disease. He also claims that by standing up we burn three times as many calories.
Dr Treadmill writes: “Muscle contractions, including the ones required for standing, seem to trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars. When you sit down, muscle contractions cease and these processes stall.”
Now the walking-working doc is launching his very own brand of Walkstations, which are a cross between an office workstation and a treadmill.
According to report the treadmill is a lot quieter than those noisy gadgets we use at the gym and while users are encouraged to walk, they can still apparently carry on their work
Hmmm. We want to see move evidence of how it’s possible to walk on a treadmill and easily use a computer keyboard or design a graphic, or whatever it is that your usual office day entails.
What do you think to this invention?