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February 7, 2006

Treadmill walking phenomenon spreading fast — American Public Media Radio's Jon Gordon, host of 'Future Tense,' interviews Tom Niccum and Dr. James Levine

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It's viral, folks: this morning, just hours ago, the gospel went forth over the ether.

Radio host Jon Gordon seemed incredulous that Tom was actually walking on his treadmill throughout their live interview.

Well, the proof of the pudding will be in the viewing: Tom (whose treadmill desk is pictured below)

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just emailed me and said WCCO–TV called and is on its way over to film a live interview for tonight's news.

w00t!

Listen to the Future Tense radio interview here, then get over to Tom's page at squidoo (which, by the way, after only a couple weeks is ranked #2 in the Heath and Medicine section) and see what can be done if you're willing to take a walk on the wild side.

As if.

They say a person's treadmill desk set–up says a lot about that person.

Why does this not make me very happy as I look at the nifty creations of Dr. Levine (top) and Tom and then my messed–up, wigged–out electronic junkyard (below)?

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Hey, I know what: I'll have my crack research team redesign my treadmill desk/multimedia set–up from the rug up.

That oughta be good for a wince and a laugh.

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Posted by: abdulla almaghreby | Nov 22, 2007 9:55:36 AM

The deterrant will be the cost. Treadmills are not cheap. Not many employers would be willing to foot the bill. They already don't want to pay for health care even if this is prmoting better health. It will take a very forward thinking company to advance in this direction. The solution is to have a portable station, one that could be formatted to fit that dust collecting apparatus in someones basement or garage. If an employer could be convinced that it would be beneficial, then maybe it would be allowed a try. So, I would think the quest would be to build the station without the treadmill. One that would fit any make or model. No?

Posted by: llt | Feb 7, 2006 3:10:59 PM

You know I was thinking about this treadmill desk phenomenon the other night...and it hit me (not the treadmill desk, an idea). If they will give health insurance discounts and the like for those who go to the gym or keep their weight down for health purposes, why not encourage workers to opt for a treadmill desk?

Seriously. I'm not joking.

I think it's ready. Instead of Walk to Work Week, we have a Walk at Work program.

If they didn't want the set-up in every office, they could just have a bank of treadmills in a room with a wireless laptop hooked up - do your research, check your e-mail, sign-off and go back to your old desk if you prefer.

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Feb 7, 2006 2:34:41 PM

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