The resourceful Colleen Doran explains how she avoids the damage of sitting on your duff all day with a Treadmill Desk Details on how to make one in the post, as well as tips for using it:
I can read and write on it, but drawing is a no-go. This is fine. I still do my finances, and digital art on my 23″ screen Mac. But for emails, reading manuscripts, and writing blog posts like this one, I now do it on my treadmill desk. And I burn about 600 calories per day on it.
It’s also forced me to cut way back on web surfing. Now I am acutely aware of how much time I put in on this thing, because I feel it with every step. It’s easy for my family to catch me goofing off, too.
If we could blog on a treadmill we’d look like one of those Kenyan marathoners.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.