Day One on the Treadmill Desk

A few weeks ago, I pulled the trigger on a purchase that I've been thinking about for years: A treadmill desk. Stephen O'Grady helped seal the deal with his post on his treadmill desk.

Setup is actually pretty easy, as long as you have a second set of hands. It took about an hour – including the time required to clear the space – and it was up and ready to go.

Right now I'm walking at a clip of about .7 miles per hour and it's perfectly comfortable. I've been adjusting to standing while working for a while, so it's not a huge shock to the system to work standing rather than sitting – it's the constant motion of walking that's going to take some adjustment.

With any luck, this will help propel me to being a lot more active. If you're a treadmill desker, any tips would be welcome!

Author: Joe Brockmeier

Joe Brockmeier is a long-time participant in open source projects and former technology journalist. Brockmeier has worked as the openSUSE Community Manager, is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) member, and participates heavily in the Fedora Cloud Working Group. Brockmeier works for Red Hat in the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) and manages the community team.

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