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treadmill for home office

I have been thinking of installing a treadmill under my standing desk.


Today, I've tried the TREADMILL W100 at Decathlon. I found it perfect! It seems safe to use (in case I may forget to keep the pace once absorbed by reading or writing something) and does the job, let me walk ;-) The only pitfall is that it's not designed to fit under the desk. I examined it a bit and it seems doable to ditch the frame. I would need to just buy some other "legs" to screw the front of the treadmill and give it a support to hung above the floor.


The other options I've found were all motorized treadmills. Like this or that for example, which look perfect but I had no chance to try them.


I am a bit afraid to buy motorized treadmill because you need to remember to control the motor and perhaps it makes more noise.


Does anyone have experience using any treadmill with standing desk? Also, if anyone knows non-motorized treadmill without any frame please share :-)


My goal is to use it for an hour or two a day, simulating a light walk, than put it back to the storage for the rest of the day.
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Re: treadmill for home office

You didn't say why you wanted the treadmill? Boredom? exercise? Calorie burning?

Not the answer you want but if, instead, if you can run for 15 minutes each day, you'll burn roughly the same calories as your light walk and you'll have a cardiovascular work-out too.

If you are unable to run then a walk outside in the sun and fresh air would be good for the mind, as well as the body.

Just a thought.
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Re: treadmill for home office

It's for the well being in general. Standing desk is awesome addition. It helps me to handle an average full working day much better but still I think the body is deprived from movement for too long. Running just for 15 minutes, say after or rather before lunch sounds worth considering



Oh, anyway, I've just found that Galaxus have nice treadmills in their offer. I like this shop as it permit try and return within 30 days.


KingSmith Treadmill WalkingPad A1 - Galaxus
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Re: treadmill for home office

I think that using a treadmill while having to work at the computer all day sounds like a good idea. I've read before that sitting for a long time (e.g. at the computer) actually reduces the blood flow to our brains.

Yes, here is the article...

Sitting for long hours found to reduce blood flow to the brain
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-...ood-brain.html

I've seen that they also sell stationary bike pedals that you can put under your desk, like this one:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Training-...9353457&sr=8-1
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I have been thinking of installing a treadmill under my standing desk.


Today, I've tried the TREADMILL W100 at Decathlon. I found it perfect! It seems safe to use (in case I may forget to keep the pace once absorbed by reading or writing something) and does the job, let me walk ;-) The only pitfall is that it's not designed to fit under the desk. I examined it a bit and it seems doable to ditch the frame. I would need to just buy some other "legs" to screw the front of the treadmill and give it a support to hung above the floor.


The other options I've found were all motorized treadmills. Like this or that for example, which look perfect but I had no chance to try them.


I am a bit afraid to buy motorized treadmill because you need to remember to control the motor and perhaps it makes more noise.


Does anyone have experience using any treadmill with standing desk? Also, if anyone knows non-motorized treadmill without any frame please share :-)


My goal is to use it for an hour or two a day, simulating a light walk, than put it back to the storage for the rest of the day.
The only issue with the W100 from Decathlon is that it's at a permanent incline. You may be able to work around the issue by putting the rear part on 2 bricks. Other than that, it's a solid machine. You can also chose not to mount the rear plastic covers, in case you should have a wider stance or long legs.
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Re: treadmill for home office

I have one of these:

https://www.galaxus.ch/de/s3/product...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

I stand on it or sit in Russian twist during calls. Gets me fidgeting, moving and working on balance and abs - then do one serious training session each day.
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Re: treadmill for home office

Yeah, I've just bought this one today:


https://www.decathlon.ch/ch_en/balan...sx8652492.html

so far I must say it's really impossible to find a steady balanced position when sitting on it. It forces your back muscles to activate all the time


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https://www.galaxus.ch/de/s3/product...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

I stand on it or sit in Russian twist during calls. Gets me fidgeting, moving and working on balance and abs - then do one serious training session each day.
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Re: treadmill for home office

That's an interesting device. It seems to be a sort of miniaturized elliptical trainer. I was thinking about a classic stepper but when I tried it I didn't like it


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I think that using a treadmill while having to work at the computer all day sounds like a good idea. I've read before that sitting for a long time (e.g. at the computer) actually reduces the blood flow to our brains.

Yes, here is the article...

Sitting for long hours found to reduce blood flow to the brain
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-...ood-brain.html

I've seen that they also sell stationary bike pedals that you can put under your desk, like this one:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Training-...9353457&sr=8-1
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That's an interesting device. It seems to be a sort of miniaturized elliptical trainer. I was thinking about a classic stepper but when I tried it I didn't like it
Yeah, check out these set-ups. We are a strange species! lol.

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Re: treadmill for home office

haha, no, I'm definitely looking for something which let me do some movements in standing position.


[QUOTE=Pancakes;3256735]Yeah, check out these set-ups. We are a strange species! lol.
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I have been thinking of installing a treadmill under my standing desk.


Today, I've tried the TREADMILL W100 at Decathlon. I found it perfect! It seems safe to use (in case I may forget to keep the pace once absorbed by reading or writing something) and does the job, let me walk ;-) The only pitfall is that it's not designed to fit under the desk. I examined it a bit and it seems doable to ditch the frame. I would need to just buy some other "legs" to screw the front of the treadmill and give it a support to hung above the floor.


The other options I've found were all motorized treadmills. Like this or that for example, which look perfect but I had no chance to try them.


I am a bit afraid to buy motorized treadmill because you need to remember to control the motor and perhaps it makes more noise.


Does anyone have experience using any treadmill with standing desk? Also, if anyone knows non-motorized treadmill without any frame please share :-)


My goal is to use it for an hour or two a day, simulating a light walk, than put it back to the storage for the rest of the day.
I have a motorized treadmill, I installed a deep shelf where I can put my laptop, a book or what ever and in order for it to be on the correct level with my eyes the frame is automatically underneath the shelve.
My motor hardy makes a noise, the only sound to be heard is the treading, so if you don't pound away at high speed, there is not much noise.
It also has an emergency-thingy. That's a simple thread you clip on your shirt. So if what ever you read or watch gets too exciting and you forget to walk, the engine will stop.
I don't have a standing desk and when I thought about this I realized I did not - or most likely would not after a while - shift the treadmill under it/away from it. Plus I already had my treadmill, which would not fit under a desk. For me it's perfect now, I can switch from desk to "treadmill-desk".

I've not heard of unmotorized treadmills before your post, I sure wonder how they work. Decathlon does not bother to describe the system on your link. I'll have to ask my mate who sells these things next time we talk.
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I've not heard of unmotorized treadmills before your post, I sure wonder how they work. Decathlon does not bother to describe the system on your link. I'll have to ask my mate who sells these things next time we talk.

Surprisingly it feels natural. There are two heavy wheels at the front which hold on to the momentum just enough so it won't stop the moment your foot loses contact with the mat to make a step. Children toys are often build upon the same principle, a car having a "heavy" wheel inside keeps going forward for quite a distance once the heavy wheel is forced into rotation by a push of the toy.
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Re: treadmill for home office

Iíve got a treadmill Iím looking to sell so let me know if youíre interested. Itís a rebook iRun. A bit old but still works very well.

Yours for 150 CHF.
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Re: treadmill for home office

That's quite nice one
https://www.gymtechreview.com/treadm...admill-review/


Unfortunately it doesn't fit the purpose, with the front frame I can't put it under the desk, also it's quite heavy, 60kg, unless it's a glitch in the article.
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Re: treadmill for home office

Don't forget right sneakers for running on a treadmill!!!

My tip is Mizuno Wave Creation 21 - high technology in shock absorbers

https://emea.mizuno.com/eu/en/wave-c...2001-aw20.html

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Don't forget right sneakers for running on a treadmill!!!
Second that. Running shoes are the only thing between you and the surface, which you'll be impacting (and thus absorbing in your joints) for quite a bit of time a day. I never tried Mizuno shoes, but here's a ranking of the best running shoes, as rated by one of the most popular and reputable sports-shoes review in the world: https://runrepeat.com/catalog/running-shoes

My personal favourites are my Asics Kayano 27 and the On! road models (Cloudflow or Cloudswift for the treadmill, just not any of the Cloudventure, which are designed for trail).
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Second that. Running shoes are the only thing between you and the surface, which you'll be impacting (and thus absorbing in your joints) for quite a bit of time a day. I never tried Mizuno shoes, but here's a ranking of the best running shoes, as rated by one of the most popular and reputable sports-shoes review in the world: https://runrepeat.com/catalog/running-shoes

My personal favourites are my Asics Kayano 27 and the On! road models (Cloudflow or Cloudswift for the treadmill, just not any of the Cloudventure, which are designed for trail).
I still stick to my Nikes, tbh. But that's because my feet are supper narrow. Asics are wide, Ons are hard on impact and I am light weight so don't need sturdy support. I don't run through shoes, have to toss them for the top getting a bit loose, if anything. So narrow, light and price friendly Nikes, I love you.

Mizuno look great but wide, again. I think 50kg people have particular fussy needs re. running shoes. Treadmills have padding and I sprint on the balls of feet, so no real hard stomp.

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I never tried Mizuno shoes, but here's a ranking of the best running shoes, as rated by one of the most popular and reputable sports-shoes review in the world: https://runrepeat.com/catalog/running-shoes


Sorry, but there is an enormous difference between running shoes for streets and treadmill.

Before buying the right sneakers for treadmill, I made a largely research, so, in my case, and for my feet and knees health, Mizuno Wave 21 is the best. I had many Nikes and Adidas, however they didn't solve my situation.

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