With all the hype surrounding the treadmill desk, some of you may stop and think, “How would I work on a treadmill and avoid sweating at work?” Yes, it’s ultimately better for your health, but nobody wants to be the sweaty guy at the office.
Staying hydrated is important, so don’t skimp on the water intake just to avoid sweating while working at your treadmill desk. Men and women should drink at least 2-3 liters a day, so grab a few water bottles and start walking.
First off, invest in a fan—or a wind tower if you want to get complicated. A cheaper fan will save you money, but you’ll spend most of your time figuring out the exact angle it should be placed instead of getting work done.
With a wind tower your office will remain a cool temperature, relatively quiet and keep those beads of sweat at bay.
Walk, don’t run. There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition to see who can walk at a faster pace at your treadmill desk, but don’t be afraid to lose that game. You can continue to walk at a slower pace and avoid victoriously raising pit-stained arms as the winner.
Everyone will have a different walking pace, but take time to gradually increase your speed to avoid over-exerting or injuring yourself. Start with 15 minute sessions throughout the day and increase from there.
In winter, save on the electric bill and keep the heat off in your office. Wear a sweater or a light jacket until you feel yourself heating up while in-step.
Hopefully these tips were useful in your treadmill desk investment. Let us know what you thought!