From Chair to Treadmill Desk
Christmas is coming early to my house! Today I get a new workstation.
This chair with a foot rest and laptop desk has served me well as my body has recovered from nasty injuries. Though I’ve recovered, my legs still have issues and my left leg prevents me from having my legs hanging down for more than short periods of time or from standing still too long in one spot.
So it’s time to mix things up!
Drumroll please …
Walking is good for our body, mind and spirit!
In Because I Can, I talk about the day I found out that the doctors didn’t know if I would ever walk again. Suddenly the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other seemed like the most joyous thing on planet earth.
I don’t remember my first steps at age 1, but I’ll never forget my first steps at age 38. Now I cherish walking and sometimes I still marvel that I get to enjoy this gift again. Over the past few years, I’ve written about celebrating walking and how walking is the new cool.
Now I run again, but since I work as a writer and I like to
stalk connect with friends online, plus there’s Twitter, Facebook and now Pinterest, I spend more hours sitting in a day than I would like to.
So this summer when I saw this news clip from ABC News about treadmill desks, I wanted one! I know walking slowly will be better for my legs and feet than sitting with my legs hanging down or standing still in one spot.
And today is the day!
This gorgeous LifeSpan Treadmill Desk will go in my living room, because that’s where my writing chair is and I want to switch between the two through-out the day, plus then we can also use it when watching TV. (Jerry thinks this is just for me, but tonight he’ll find out his sedentary evenings watching TV have just ended ;)
Our bodies are meant to move and now instead of slouching in my chair while working, I will be walking and working! And my brain works best when my body is in motion, so I should be super productive now. Watch out world!