University of Utah scientist turning work into a walk

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  • FPMD
    Feb. 11, 2010 5:59 a.m.

    Preventive Medicine at work...(more of an Eastern ethic)

  • Interested
    Jan. 13, 2010 2:57 p.m.

    This project should get FULL funding!!!!!

  • Great Job D-news?
    Jan. 11, 2010 4:37 p.m.

    This story was all over the local media months ago and you are just getting to it? Great Job!

  • clover
    Jan. 11, 2010 3:00 p.m.

    i have a bike desk, built for me by a friend. it's basically a tall-boy table, wood, high-enough to fit over the handlebars. used it in college, when i was enrolled in beyond maximum-permitted course hours. saved my sanity. try it. you'll love it!

  • sunshineishappiness
    Jan. 11, 2010 2:49 p.m.

    This is awesome!! I like what the other poster said, if they have a cycle one, sign me up as well!!! I wish my work had stuff like this.

  • Daniel S.
    Jan. 11, 2010 2:39 p.m.

    I'm not sure this was a part of the future anyone envisioned-walking into an office building to be greeted by a secretary on a treadmill, then being directed to the meeting racetrack followed by a discussion with the CEO on his stationary bike. Maybe "Wall-E" won't be the future after all...

  • TrekDesk
    Jan. 11, 2010 12:42 p.m.

    The manufacturer is TrekDesk. As a work-from-home parent, I just got one from Amazon and have been using it for almost 2 weeks. I hop on and off as I do other household tasks and work; sometimes I forget to restart the treadmill but I'm sure that will improve as I get used to my new system. Overall, it isn't too hard to work and walk but I have had to stop a few times for some work that required more concentration. The surface area accommodates my monitor and it has lots of desk space, but no place to secure a CPU. The cost is $479 (yikes!) so I debated a while but eventually decided my health was worth it.

  • UNLV
    Jan. 11, 2010 11:48 a.m.

    Who is the manufacture of the desk that she is using?

  • Tired after sitting
    Jan. 11, 2010 10:12 a.m.

    After exercising, you feel energized. After sitting for hours, you actually feel tired. A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. I sit for 7 hours a day at a desk -- I would love to be able to walk (or bike) instead. At this slow pace -- 1.2 miles per hour -- you wouldn't be out of breath to answer the phone and you wouldn't be sweating (and therefore unpleasant to be around in the office).

  • SLH
    Jan. 11, 2010 9:23 a.m.

    Wow, what a great idea! Please keep reporting on the progress of this -- I would love my workplace to go for it.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 11, 2010 8:47 a.m.

    make a bicycle model and I am there

  • AJ
    Jan. 11, 2010 7:47 a.m.

    It's so sad that those of us in the workplace and at home are trying to be less of a liaability on heatlth care by eating right and exercising. Then you look outside and there are so many poisons in our air that our government officials have allowed that exercising seems a bit useless.