|Scrap Shelving + Peach Cans|
Do these 7 things before you decide to walk and work. (#wark)
1. Consider making a homemade desk before you purchase a prefabricated one. I made my desk with scrap shelving elevated with two peach cans.
2. Watch this video via Google Glass that simulates what it feels like to type on a treadmill desk.
3. Commit to keep it slow, under 2 mph, and you won't bounce your fingers on the keyboard or sweat through your work clothes.
4. Give other co-workers a heads up that they can use your desk while at lunch. Their tolerance for the occasional beep or low hum of the treadmill will increase if they're also allowed to use it as well.
5. Invest in 100% silicone treadmill lubricant. Since it will be used more frequently than the average treadmill, you'll want to make sure you spray underneath the belt every few months so the lubricant doesn't dry out.
|My co-workers #warking|
7. Log your miles. The number of miles you will have traveled in a week will amaze you.
8. Don't walk all day on your tread desk. Swap with a co-worker's sitting desk or have a sitting desk in your office where you work for part of the day. If a co-worker comes to conference with you, ask if they'd like to walk and talk on your tread desk while you sit.
Have more tips you'd like to share about your experience with a tread desk? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. Have fun #warking!