Thursday Tech Roundup: Treadmill Desk

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Have you ever wanted to study and train at the same time? Turns out you can with TrekDesk, a new technology that adds a desk to your treadmill.

When you sit or lie down, your metabolism adjusts to meet the low energy requirement. This is a self-protection system to preserve your energy stores and make them last as long as possible. However, there is a downside: because your body's energy-producing capability is not ramped up for activity, mental acuity and alertness may be reduced.

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Have you ever wanted to study and train at the same time? Turns out you can with TrekDesk, a new technology that adds a desk to your treadmill.

When you sit or lie down, your metabolism adjusts to meet the low energy requirement. This is a self-protection system to preserve your energy stores and make them last as long as possible. However, there is a downside: because your body's energy-producing capability is not ramped up for activity, mental acuity and alertness may be reduced.

TrekDesk hopes to counter this by keeping you active while you study. Even walking at a slow pace significantly speeds up your metabolism, making your body a more effective energy-burning machine. In addition, your heart works harder to pump blood throughout your whole body, keeping your brain running at full capacity and your muscles warm and ready for activity. This is ideal when you need to focus on your work while reaping the benefits of light exercise.

You can also use this system for training. It's certainly more difficult to read a textbook or draft a paper while running a full speed, but you can easily watch instructional videos or listen to recorded lectures while busting out your cardio routine.

Source:  trekdesk.com


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Topics: CARDIO | RUNNING | ENERGY | EXERCISE | TRAIN | HEART | FULL SPEED | TREADMILL | WHOLE BODY