Multitasking in Minneapolis: Would You Ride a Treadmill While You Work?

Enter "The Treadmill Desk"


Walking while you work? Why not?

This one seems so sensible that it’s a bit surprising it hasn’t quite caught on in a massive way yet. But employees at Salo in Minneapolis have been doing it for years: walking on a treadmill while working in their cubicles. The University of Minneapolis has just concluded a study on this very phenomenon, and they have determined that a healthy employee is indeed a happy employee.

Treadmill workstations can only reach a maximum of 2 miles per hour, but that’s still enough to keep the body active and increase blood-flow to the brain…which, in turn, makes for a more productive worker. The cost of a single treadmill desk can set an employer back anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 a pop. But supporters will tell you that the investment will immediately pay for itself in productivity.

Read more about the study here, and share your comments below…from your smartphone while you’re at the gym of course.

Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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