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hamster wheel desk

The hamster wheel desk

We sit too much. We sit far too much. In fact, the amount of sitting we do can have a severe impact on our health. Standing a bit more, on the other hand, can help a multitude of problems; standing on one leg can help reduce insomnia, for example and standing can reduce the risk of heart disease as well.

With that in mind, more progressive office workers have begun experimenting with standing desks. Some have hooked up treadmills and created walking desks, because walking around burns even more calories and if you can get some gentle exercise while you work, well, what a bonus. A natural extension of that is the hamster wheel desk…you can look at it two ways – the endless circular walkway could represent the endless rat race or perhaps if you are more positive, it could represent the circle of life. Either way, it’s fairly ingenious, if a little peculiar. Your office mates might laugh at you, but you’ll be healthier for it.

Now, if only we could do some yoga at our desks…