5 Benefits of Using a Treadmill Desk at Work

Posted: 09.09.2022
You’ve probably heard of people using a stability ball instead of a typical office chair while working at a desk, but what about walking while you work?

Especially with the increase of people working from home after the COVID-19 pandemic, treadmill desks have become an increasingly popular way to get your steps in while you work.

But that’s not the only benefit. Below we are going to discuss five ways using a treadmill desk can benefit your day-to-day.

1. Improves your mood and reduces stress.
Regular exercise helps to increase your mood and lower your stress levels. Using a treadmill desk is a great way to get that movement in, without having to sacrifice time outside of your working hours. Even if it’s just for 15-20 minutes, getting yourself moving can release endorphins and help take your mind off worries.

2. Increases productivity.
As a result of bettering your mood and reducing stress levels, this will naturally lead to increased productivity and creativity because you’re in a good head space. So whether you need to complete a time-sensitive project or strategies some business ideas – walking while you work can help you achieve that by opening up your mind.

3. Improves posture.
Sitting at a desk all day can lead to a lot of issues like back problems. Some people can also feel a bit agitated by not moving throughout the day. This is why it’s recommended that you get up every so often to stretch. Another way to do this is by incorporating a treadmill desk. Especially if your days are extremely busy, you don’t have to waste time by taking a walk outside, you can get that walk in while you work!

4. It’s low impact.
Swimming or using an elliptical are great ways to get yourself moving, while also being mindful of your joints. Walking is another great way to incorporate low-impact movement without putting too much stress on your body.

5. Boost your metabolism.
The more you move, the more you increase your metabolism, which helps to burn extra calories. Along with a healthy diet and mindset (mental health), incorporating walking during your working hours could help you to lose weight.

You may be thinking that walking while you work may be too difficult, however, you can change that by including walking during the day when you have less busy tasks to complete like catching up on emails or during virtual meetings that don’t require you to type on a laptop. It’s true that treadmill desks can also be expensive, however, if you already have a treadmill, there are many desks you can buy that can be placed on top of your treadmill, helping you bring down the cost.

Do you use a treadmill desk? Let us know by emailing info@torontojobs.ca

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