Staying active while working from home can be a challenge. There’s daily commute walking, and it’s easy to fall into a pattern of sitting constantly and not getting up to stretch your legs.
A product trending on TikTok can change all of that. TikTok user @officialmailerdaemon showed off her work home office set-up featuring a WalkingPad treadmill and called it her “favorite thing in the entire world.” Medical student @medical.elina made a video celebrating the desk add-on and listed the positive effects she’s noticed since adding a WalkingPad to her home office. But this idea is hardly new: Joanna Coles, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, was vocal about her love for her desk treadmill a decade ago.
Adults spend 10 to 13 hours a day sitting and while research on under desk treadmills has not proven that they improve cardio-metabolic health or productivity, other studies have shown that the use of an under-desk treadmill improves glucose and HDL cholesterol levels.
UREVO 2 in 1 Under Desk Treadmill (4.5 out of 5 stars).
Priced at $369.97 (originally $469.99). Customers rave about the easy set-up and sleek design.
REDLIRO Under Desk Treadmill 2 in 1 Walking Machine (4.3 out of 5 stars).
Priced at $369.99 (originally $459.99). The lightweight and compact design of this product is what keeps customers satisfied. Reviewers say this product is not loud and does not interfere with their workday.
HIWALKER Under Desk Treadmill Small Compact Walking Treadmill with Incline 5° Fit Standing Desk (5 out of 5 stars).
Priced at $399. This product only has four reviews so far, but reviewers raved about the product’s sleek walking pace and slim design. For those who want to challenge their walking, this treadmill has a 5-degree incline feature.
Doufit TD-01 2 in 1 Under Desk Treadmill for Small Spaces (4.3 out of 5 stars).
Priced at $289.99. Customers say that they can use this product at 2-2.5mph and still maintain their daily work practices.