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Treadmill Desk: Exercise While You Work

Updated on July 7, 2013

Try a Treadmill Desk for Easy Desk Exercise

Walking is a low-impact aerobic activity that just about anyone can do, and it offers a variety of important health benefits. But too many of us spend more time at a desk than walking outside. So what if you could walk and work at the same time? A treadmill desk can help you do it. Whether you already own a treadmill and want to add a desk to it, or whether you're looking for an integrated treadmill with a laptop stand, this page can help you see the options available with treadmill desks for your computer. You'll be walking while you work in no time!

(Image of Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill provided by amazon)

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk - Use this desk with your existing treadmill

If you've already invested in a treadmill that you like, you probably don't want to rush out and spend hundreds more on a new one with a laptop stand. With the TrekDesk, you won't have to. This stand-up desk is designed to work with most treadmills. It provides plenty of room for your computer, phone, office files, coffee mug and other desktop supplies, and can be adjusted to work for users between 5 foot, 4 inches tall to 6 foot, 4 inches tall. This is a great option if you already own a treadmill and would like to be able to use it while you work.

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk - Walking and Standing Desk for Treadmill - Perfect Treadmill Workstation
TrekDesk Treadmill Desk - Walking and Standing Desk for Treadmill - Perfect Treadmill Workstation

Product features:

- Integrated treadmill desk designed to let you walk on treadmill while working

- Attaches to almost any treadmill; workspace measures 72 by 34 inches

- Includes manuscript holder, three-level file folder; and top telephone/headset stand

- Two cup/utility holders; adjusts to users between 5 feet, 4 inches and 6 feet, 4 inches tall

- Supports up to 55 pounds of equipment; weighs 57 pounds; two-year warranty


Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Treadmill - Folding treadmill includes an integrated desktop

If you won't already own a treadmill, the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit treadmill desk is a good choice. This treadmill has a built-in desktop that can hold your laptop, tablet, TV or any device you want to use while working out, and it has room for other desk supplies. It even has an AC outlet. As a bonus, if you don't want to have your treadmill in the middle of the room all the time, both the treadmill and the desk can be folded for easy storage and have wheels to make moving it easier.

Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill
Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill

Product features:

- Extra long safety handles are 18" long, more than 2 X the length of other typical treadmill handles.

- Tested up to 400lbs of user weight, built on a heavy duty reinforced frame.

- Power Incline adjustment range from 0% to 15%

- Desk Top size is 4 ft (48") L x 2 ft (24") W at the widest sections

- Treadmill and desk fold for storage

- For comfort, the desk has a full length molded PU foam arm and wrist support.


Or How About a Bike Desk? - FitDesk exercise desk holds your laptop while you cycle

If you'd prefer to sit while you work, but you still want to exercise, another good option is the FitDesk exercise bike. This semi-recumbent bike has a laptop stand for your computer, book or other device, with side pockets for storing small items like a TV remote, and it comes with a cycling meter to track your exercise time, calories burned, and miles traveled. The FitDesk also folds for easy storage. (See my FitDesk review here.)

FitDesk Semi-Recumbent Pedal Desk
FitDesk Semi-Recumbent Pedal Desk

Product features:

- Easily get your exercise started using your computer or gaming time as motivation, Supports and secures laptops, Kindles, I-Pads, keyboard, books, etc

- Removable, machine washable 18" X 19" padded fabric desk surface; includes device strap, cycle meter, and 2 side storage pockets for remotes, phones, etc

- Semi-recumbent design comfortably converts your productive and leisure times into a longer and more consistent healthy habit

- Adjusts to users 4-feet 10-inch to 6-feet and up

- Easy folding and locking design, Transport wheels, Space saving 16" X 28" footprint, Adjustable belt drive, Lightweight design, Stable and quiet


Benefits of Walking - How a treadmill desk can help improve your health

According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the world's leading hospitals, walking offers a number of benefits for your health. If you use a treadmill desk and walk while you work, you can achieve a variety of health benefits of walking, such as these:

  1. Lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol
  2. Raise your HDL (good) cholesterol
  3. Lower your blood pressure
  4. Reduce your risk of diabetes (or help manage it)
  5. Help manager your weight
  6. Improve your mood
  7. Stay fit and strong

A 160-lb person walking at 2 mph can burn over 200 calories per hour

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Would You Like to Work at a Treadmill Desk? - Please share your thoughts!

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      MoreThanAMama 4 years ago

      These are all great ideas. It makes you wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?!"

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      sojourner-1 5 years ago

      I actually seen this last year and loved it. I can just see an easy walk throughout the day to keep moving while working. This is on my wish list.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I like this Treadmill Desk

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      poutine 5 years ago

      It's on my wish list. I also have a stationary bike, but how do you work on computer while biking?????