January 24, 2013 - 1 comment.

Walking While You Work

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Standing desk, schmanding desk. The next wave of non-sitting work stations has arrived at Table XI and it is...the treadmill desk.

This new piece of furniture appeared in Josh's office after the holiday break. The envy of all, the TR 1200 has a 2.25 HP torque motor and a top speed of 4 mph, so you can really amble along while you're writing emails or playing solitaire. What's more, the Bluetooth-enabled console connects wirelessly to your computer, so you can track the distance you've walked, speed, and calories burned, all without leaving the comfort of your moving desk. Technology, folks!

Following the overconsumption of the holidays, shedding pounds is on the minds of several TXIers. Chef Aram is cooking us lunches with lower carbs and fat, and some people are putting their money where their mouths are for a "Biggest Loser" competition: At weekly weigh-ins, players who have stayed the same or gained weight have to fork over cash, and the person who loses the biggest percentage of weight in 12 weeks wins the kitty. Congrats to Andrew, who's currently atop the leaderboard with -2% body weight in just one week.

Other attempts at healthy living have been less enthusiastic. Kate decided to go off the sauce for the month of January, which is, admittedly, good for you, but hardly any fun. And I got myself a ball chair, which proclaims to help strengthen abs and improve posture, among other yoga-like benefits, but I haven't seen much result yet. Maybe that's because it's sitting under my desk, still in the box.

Anyone else trying to get healthier for the new year?

Published by: Kathryn Achenbach in Culture

Comments

Mark
January 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I kinda want to sit outside Josh’s office and just eat the world’s last Twinkie supply while he walks and exercises all day. Bwa ha ha ha

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