Treadmill Desk: The Answer to Healthy Working Conditions?

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I have never been enthusiastic about working at a desk, especially since I started working from home. When I used to have my own place, I had the most comfortable couch on earth. I am not exaggerating. All my friends who used to visit would immediately sit down, put their feet up, and promptly feel sleepy – if not totally fall asleep. There is also the fact that that couch was ginormous. It could easily sleep three people!

Then there’s the bed. Oh, don’t even get me started on the bed. It just calls my name, whether I am sleepy or not. Then again, if my friends can be believed, I am ALWAYS sleepy.

Needless to say, the table or desk has always been my last priority when it comes to writing. Now I am not saying that working at a desk does not make me more productive. The several times I have done proved to be good working days. It’s just that I like my comfort. 🙂

I am not averse to making a change, though, if it is for the better. Since I have been getting off my bum for the past weeks and spending some minutes on the exercise bike, why not combine work and exercise into one convenient setup?

Enter the Treadmill Desk. You can buy one which is already setup and made by the pros, but that will set you back USD 4000. I don’t think that, even if I had the money, I would even consider getting that treadmill desk!

The site which I stumbled upon, however, gives a very practical solution: build your own Treadmill Desk for only USD 39. Or thereabouts. That’s the nifty not-so-little thing you see up there. And if you want to learn how to make it yourself, you can check out the slideshow below by designer Anders Burvall. You can also do it following the steps detailed at Treadmill Desk.

So, between USD 4000 and USD 39, which one do you choose?

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