Not to confuse with the running machines, these are some of the best treadmill desks for your office and home to let you walk (not run) while you work as against just sitting on a chair.
We spend most of our waking hours seated in a chair at work or in public transport or in a car. But our bodies are not designed to be seated or standing still. Our bodies are designed to be constantly moving and walking.
You are constantly damaging your body and your brain while you are seated in that “comfortable” office chair for long hours. It certainly negatively impacts your creativity too. That’s why doctors recommend taking a 5-minute walking break every 30 minutes to relax your body.
But if you can’t afford to take so many breaks throughout the day, you need to have one of these treadmill desks in your home or office. You can just walk at a slow speed while you are working on a project at the same time.
Good for burning calories too!
Slow walking also boosts creativity and productivity. That’s why Steve Jobs loved to do meetings on long walks.
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Ok, so without further adieu, here is the list of best treadmill desks you can buy to improve your work productivity and lose calories at the same time.
1. Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit Desk Station Treadmill
Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit is one of the best options at well-under $1000 price tag. It can handle a weight of 400 pounds and the build quality is excellent. The desk is large enough to keep your laptop, some notebooks, headphones and a phone while leaving some more space for your mid day coffee and snacks.
This is not a running machine as the maximum speed is 4 mph. However, it is more than enough to allow you to focus on your work. Normally, you would be walking at 1.2 mph – 2 mph while working.
It is high enough for most individuals but due to lack of height adjustment, shorter people might find it difficult to work on.
2. NordicTrack Treadmill Desk
While this might be one of the most stylish treadmill desks, it is also the most functional. It is priced around $1000 and has the maximum speed of 6 mph. Again, this is not a running machine and the speed is fast enough to let you work comfortably.
This treadmill desk can also be folded to make a regular desk. So on days when you are tired, you can take a “sitting” break and the work doesn’t stop. Build quality is excellent and the wood accents on the sides give it a luxurious feel.
3. WalkTop Treadmill Desk
If you already own a treadmill, this might be the right option for you. For half the cost, you can buy just the table top that can be fixed to any treadmill. Et voila! You have your treadmill desk for half the price!
Due to the height and incline angle adjustment on this table top, it is suitable for everyone and any purpose.
4. LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk
With spacious table top that is height adjusted and bluetooth capable, you can almost do anything with this treadmill desk. It has enough space for all of your desk items like laptop, monitor screen, a keyboard, some notes, coffee mug, etc.
Just hover your phone over the table and it will upload your walking data to your phone for tracking. Like others in this list, the maximum speed on this treadmill desk is also 4 mph and it can handle a weight of 350 lbs.
5. Conquer Electric Treadmill Desk
Conquer Electric Treadmill Desk serves well the purpose it is intended for – nothing too fancy about this desk. Except the electric push button height adjuster for setting different height options with ease.
It has a wide but basic table top and has a small panel to change the speed settings or to start/stop the machine. It is priced at around $1000 and is a good option at this price.
6. Rebel Desk Treadmill Workstation
Rebel Desk Treadmill Workstation is a beautiful workstation with adjustable height for sitting and standing position. I like Rebel Desk Workstation because both the desk and the treadmill can be used separately so that when I want to sit and work, I can do that.
You can choose one of 5 desktop options according to your interior decor which makes it equally stylish. It has a charging station with 2 outlets and 2 USB ports. And if you are lucky, you can get new customer discounts on the website.
However, I wish they had provided faster speed option so that I could use this as a regular treadmill too.
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