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Who's Using Treadmill Desks: Part 2

After our recent Part 1 on treadmill desks, we heard from a lot of you who are embracing the trend. It seems 13-hour days don't always leave much time for the gym, so workouts have to come any place they can.

Who's Using Treadmill Desks: Part 2

Cahill Gordon DC managing partner Chérie Kiser has been using her LifeSpan treadmill desk since August. On a speed of 2.3MPH, she averages 15,000 steps per day and 50 miles each week—while managing to type, read, and talk on the phone. (Her one-day high was 27,000 steps—a whopping 11 miles.) Chérie recommends reducing the sensitivity of your computer's mouse and grabbing a wireless headset for phone calls. Last year, the office got Fitbits for everyone, and Chérie's considering installing a shared treadmill desk in the library.

Who's Using Treadmill Desks: Part 2

Williams & Connolly partner Luba Shur is a longtime tread desk user, going back to late 2012. (She assures us she generally doesn't wear heels.) She picked one up as a way to be less sedentary during the day; it was a side benefit that her husband found an article on a Mayo Clinic study that showed treadmill desk users were more efficient. Her husband also snagged one for his home office. She fits in a five-mile run in the morning before work and keeps an elliptical at home. Luba tells us she's been spending a substantial amount of time on putative class actions, with the many briefings and conference calls that entails; the treadmill is so low noise that she can take those calls while taking a walk. If you have a treadmill desk, send an email to Roksana@bisnow.com

Related Topics: Mayo Clinic