Do you work at a treadmill desk?

Yes! I do about half my writing at home on a treadmill desk and half at a café (since sometimes I just need to get out of the house.) A lot of people tell me that they are too uncoordinated to work at a treadmill desk, but that’s not true–if you can walk and talk on your phone at the same, you can type while walking slowly. Trust me, I’m uncoordinated and have terrible balance, and I have no trouble whatsoever.

The important part is to remember that you’re not at the gym. In other words, you’re not trying to work up a sweat. You’re just trying to be not sitting on your behind. I usually walk at 1.2 mph while I work. It’s not very fast, but you’d be surprised how quickly the miles add up. I can work all afternoon and then look down and realize I’ve walked five miles!

If you’re interested in a treadmill desk, here’s a link to an updated version of the kind I have.