I have a serious love affair with my treadmill desk.
Having lost 100 pounds since the end of last August (7 months), I’m now trying to walk at least five times per week for an hour while working, to work those slow twitch muscles regularly. It’s my new balance in life of fitness with weight loss.
I find that slowly (key word “slowly”) walking on the treadmill while working helps my mental acuity, builds motor skills, and makes me a more effective, productive creator than simply sitting and typing, which engages almost nothing of my body/mind in the process.
With a treadmill desk, I, by the very act of using it, put in the miles for fitness. It also helps to clear my head, especially during those pressing deadlines.
Walking not only helps me to super focus, it helps burn those calories (sometimes I think my thighs secretly snack when I’m not looking) and improves my motor control (it takes a little practice to work a mouse and a keyboard whole walking, even at a slow pace).
It takes a bit of practice, but I find that the more accustomed I am to writing and walking, the more second nature it becomes.
For some deeper thought and all-encompassing mental projects, sitting helps, but for the day-to-day of writing emails, short posts, and handling simple tasks, it’s really nice. I mean, I can easily work for an hour, and by the time I’m done, I’ve also walked a mile. And it is different from working at a standing desk. My feet and hips hurt more at a standing desk than a walking desk.
At a mile per hour, it might not seem like I need the extra balance and stability of a quality running shoe, but the added comfort and stability of the New Balance 860V3 keep my ankles from rolling while cushioning each step, preventing me from over-jarring my ankles or knees in a careless moment.
Thanks to New Balance, a girl like me who needs a little extra oomph in my step to ensures I can work out and prevent injury.
A girl likes a little stability.
And because I have wider feet, it helps that there’s a little extra room for comfort.
With plenty of cushion for hours of productivity at my treadmill desk, I can work with my clients, create new content and exercise–without ever breaking a sweat over more than a deadline.
Thanks to New Balance, I can do my thing, slim my middle, and build up my fitness painlessly. You just can’t hope for more. Except for some well-placed visits from the liposuction fairy.
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