Treadmill Desk Keeping Fit and Healthy Whilst You Work
How to Make a Treadmill Desk
If you're considering making your own treadmill desk, obviously
you'll want to start off with the right basic component: the treadmill.
So what are the main things to consider for constructing
the best treadmill desk?
You'll need a suitable surface on which to bolt your
desk. A couple of strong horizontal arms should be
If you already have a treadmill, but without
suitable arms, you could purchase a stand-up type desk - or table - to fit over the
treadmill. This one at Amazon UK seems to be a popular standup desk to begin your
Remember, when you're considering the dimensions, do take
into account the space needed to give you access to the treadmill control panel.
Make sure the belt is large enough to allow you to move around a
bit whilst you walk and work at your desk.
If you're planning to make telephone calls, you'll probably want a
reasonably quiet motor on your treadmill.
Make sure the treadmill's speed will go as low as 1mph. If
it will go lower than that (e.g. 0.8mph), even better. But 1mph should be ideal.
Here's a video showing a smart way to build your own treadmill
desk using a basic treadmill, a few basic materials, and a few tools...
And for a very basic, budget version, with only a few
pounds investment, here's a humourous video showing you all the shortcuts...
"The wisdom of age: don't stop walking."
-- Mason Cooley
"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise
your creative instincts."