~ Smriti Jha
Christopher Curley aka Chris was on the scarp of the 30s and perturbed with back hurt around four years ago. He started thinking to break his sedentary lifestyle without compromising much on a routine diet. Guess, what he did?
Chris brought a treadmill with a desk. Yes, he decided to continue writing with feet on the treadmill. Luckily, I did not have to ask a boss for permission to change my work setup, and set about building a treadmill desk setup for my office, says Chris.
Working while walking sounds good
A research study published in journal PLOS One has found a small hit to cognitive function – both learning and typing while walking and working together.
The study says the introduction of treadmill workstations enhances a person’s overall physical activity.
How helpful the work-desk treadmill is for Chris?
Chris has been using a treadmill desk for almost four years. And this has completely changed the way he used to work. The treadmill desk has helped him walk up to five miles a day without causing inconvenience to work.
About diet and workout
He walks around four or five miles a day while working. The great thing happened with Chris was lowering of back pain. This also helped him lose weight as well.
Chris included a calorie counting app to restrict calories in the diet
He says he did not have to compromise too much on the fun to get a little healthier.
The idea to pair treadmill desk habits with calorie counting apps helped him lose 12 pounds over five months. He considered this as a crucial step for his weight loss success.
I am, frankly a bit of a hedonist, I did not relish giving up my evening tipple or the occasional rich meal, says Chris.
Chris boasts about Treadmill desk because
- It helps get the blood flowing to the brain.
- Boosts immune function.
- Enhance cognitive function.
- Increases attention and memory.
How about working thoughtfully?
Chris finds walking at a slow pace perfect for checking email and doing the low-level task. He is fine even with the occasional piece of writing.
He says although it does slow him down a bit; he still prefers that. After all, you always have a chance to edit.
Walking helps keep me happy and my energy up ~ Christopher Curley
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