05 Dec '11, 2pm

We've seen treadmill desks, now there are treadmill conference rooms!

We've seen treadmill desks, now there are treadmill conference rooms!

Steelcase Walkstation Desk /Promo image Dave McGinn of the Globe and Mail asks Is your office chair killing you? He points to a number of studies now confirming that sitting all day is really bad for your health; Studies of sedentary behaviour suggest that sitting for extended periods of time increase a person’s chances of developing a wide range of illnesses and diseases, including several types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and Type II diabetes. Meanwhile, the New York Times describes how one company in Minneapolis is dealing with the problem; they not only have treadmill desks, but they have a treadmill conference room. In a conference room, Salo has set up four treadmill desks, where a height-adjustable working surface is placed above the treadmill track. The desks face one another, so that people can walk and take care of business at the same time. “It to...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/weve-seen-tread...

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