Chances are that you’re reading this while seated at your desk, staring at a computer screen. If you’re like many of us, that’s a familiar location for 40 or more hours a week. Sadly, sitting at a desk all day is not just tiresome, it can lead to a range of health issues.
To combat the monotony and health risks of constant workplace sitting, many office workers are turning to alternative desk solutions, like the Elevate Desktop work surfaces from InMovement. These workstations don’t look much different than a large monitor riser, which is a common sight in office environments. However, a clever hinged design and spring-assist system let you easily lift the entire surface up an additional 14 inches, putting your keyboard, mouse and monitor at the perfect height for use while standing. The adjustable design lets users switch between standing and sitting for periods of time, because regardless of the benefits, attempting to stand for a full work day is a significant undertaking.
Of course, there are some who would welcome the challenge of going 8 hours straight without sitting down. For something a little more physical demanding, and bound to keep your blood flowing all day, there’s the InMovement Treadmill Desk. As the name implies, this is a desk built atop a treadmill. While it’s not as full of features as a stand-alone treadmill (among other things, top speed is drastically reduced in the name of workplace safety), the Treadmill Desk is constructed using technology from Life Fitness, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of exercise equipment. Integrated ethernet connectivity, multiple USB ports, and a large work surface easily accommodate your computer and accessories.
What do you think? Would you ever consider working at a treadmill all day? Want to give it a try? Stop by our showroom and take a test lap!