Pair a Treadmill With Your Desk & Lose Weight

April 16, 2013


Using a treadmill at your desk can help you lose 45 to 65 pounds per year.

In a previous post we went over some of the top benefits of using a treadmill desk while at work. You can improve your posture, your muscle tone, your energy and much more (Let’s just say there are a lot of benefits to using a treadmill with your desk!).

In today’s post, I thought we could expand on one benefit in particular that a lot of people seem to be interested in: weight loss. And it’s no wonder why—The US is a country where over 1/3 of its adults are not just overweight but obese. I’m not criticizing or pointing fingers, I’m just saying that it is high time something is done about this. And a treadmill with your desk is a good place to start.

Think about it, if about 1/3 of adults in this country are obese, a whole lot of those folks are probably working desk jobs. In fact, in this age of computers and technology, most people are working desk jobs. And did you know that when you’re sitting, you’re only burning 1 calorie per minute? That is nothing, people!

Xdesk’s latest option of the treadmill with desk couldn’t get here at a better time. People are obese, sure, but our nation is smarter now. We know the facts. And we are ready to make a change.

How much change can you expect with a treadmill at your desk? According to the British Journal of Medicine, you will burn about 191 kcals/hour when using a treadmill with desk, compared to a measly 60-70 kcals/hour when you’re sitting down.

Furthermore, if you replace your sitting time with walking and working at a treadmill with your desk for 2-3 hours per day, you can lose up to 20-30 kg per year.

These folks are British, so let me put this into perspective for you:

If you swap just 2-3 of your regular sitting time with using a treadmill desk, you will lose about 45-65 pounds per year. Just by switching to a treadmill with desk for 2-3 hours a day! Just imagine what would happen if you coupled that with a healthier diet.

Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let me point out that the benefits of using a treadmill with your desk are not restricted to obese desk-workers, or even those folks who want to lose weight. With a treadmill desk you’re not only able to shed away pounds (or kg!), you’re also able to get healthier overall.

In a previous post I discussed my own experience with a treadmill desk and I can honestly say, I felt more energetic, more productive, and my whole body felt looser, simply by being in motion while I was working.

As you’ve probably read in this blog before, I “accidentally” lost weight simply by switching to Xdesk’s adjustable height desk. And I can only imagine what a treadmill with my desk would do for me.

I’ll tell you something: it is definitely going on my Christmas list next year.


Do you use a treadmill with desk at work? How do you like it?


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