How Much Can a Desk Treadmill Actually Boost Your Fitness?

We often hear about the dangers of a stationary lifestyle. Sitting still for hours every day can increase our risk of heart disease and hypertension, and lead to pain and muscle weakness, among other health consequences. Unfortunately, over 80 percent of jobs in the United States are predominantly sedentary, according to the American Health Association.

Under-desk treadmills have become a popular way to combat the effects of sitting still all day by getting you up and walking (slowly) while you work.

But, are these desk treadmills truly effective for increasing your fitness? And is it actually possible to focus enough to get work done while you’re on one? Read more…

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