Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Work Yourself Fitter

It's been a while since my last blog post but as I'm now looking for my next Oracle contract (hopefully Apex again purrrlease) I've a little time on my hands.  So I thought I would share with you my latest creation.  It's a variation on the Treadputer which is basically a treadmill adapted for use as a standup desk - you simply work and walk at the same time.  Yes I know it seems a little crazy but here's a picture of mine.
Just working on this thing for around 3 hours a day at something like 1.5 miles per hour means I walk about 4.5 miles and burn around 600 extra calories.

This is a home-brewed effort.  I already had the treadmill, so I added a shelf for the keyboard and mouse, plus a wall shelf to hold my laptop.  Of course I've tried to be as ergonomic as possible and placed the wall shelf so that my eye level is at the centre of the laptop screen, and the keyboard shelf is at the correct height so my forearms are horizontal.

Now considering I've mainly been working from my home office for the last 5 years I probably should have done this earlier, as I'm sure my next contract will end up being based onsite.  Oh well.

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