In a new series looking at the workspaces of different work leaders, LinkedIn included an essay from Spencer Stuart senior director James Citrin who uses a combination treadmill and desk while working. Here’s more from Citrin’s post:
The ideal walking speed for talking on the phone without getting busted is 0.7 mph. But if I’m writing a document or doing email, then 1.3 mph is my speed of choice. Over the course of a day in the office I will typically walk three miles on this walking desk which I’ve had for about four years. It is a gorgeous high tech machine, with a mahogony desktop that rises or lowers with the press of a button integrated with a low-speed, silent, high-torque walking treadmill. The unit, which has a speed range of 0.3 to 2.0 mph, cost about $4,000 when I bought it. I traded up to this walking dream machine from a stand-up desk which I got about 18 years ago, not long after I started at Spencer Stuart
Do you write while standing up? We’d love to hear how you do it. Studies show that sitting at work all day can actually harm your health. Some writers use standing desks and others use exercise tools to stay active.
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