Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wow! Walk While you Work!

OHMIGOSH! Have you heard of the "Treadputer?" I love the idea. Walk while working. Awesome! But could I really type and walk at the same time? What do you think? Could you?

I could use to burn an extra 600 calories before noon while getting writing done. Pictures from The Treadmill Desk.

Evidently, it helps with ADD symptoms. THAT is cool.

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Okay, back to work. I am so procrastinating! In my defense, I did 15 hours of studio business gunk over the past day and a half. Now I can write guilt-free!

18 bonus scribbles:

Karen Olson 9/20/2008 04:21:00 PM  

I could not do that. I have a hard enough time using the TV remote while I'm working out on my elliptical machine.

spyscribbler 9/20/2008 05:19:00 PM  

I wonder if I could do it, too, Karen. I don't know, LOL. I have a cloud walker, and it's tempting to try to write.

I do roll around on my yoga ball while writing. :-)

Melanie Avila 9/20/2008 06:09:00 PM  

I would love it but I don't think it'd work well with design, especially the things that require close detail. Dare to dream!

Edie 9/20/2008 08:43:00 PM  

I get most of my ideas while I'm writing, but I think it's because I'm in a relaxed state. I don't know how relaxed I'd be typing and walking at the same time. lol

Robin 9/20/2008 11:10:00 PM  

There is no way I'd have the coordination for that thing, but it's a great idea. I can't even read on the elliptical machine.

R.J. Keller 9/21/2008 06:41:00 AM  

I'm still waiting for someone waterproof Shower-puter. I get my best inspiration in the shower, but it doesn't always stick around after I've toweled off and gotten dressed. Fickle Water Muse!

R.J. Keller 9/21/2008 06:42:00 AM  

^^^
ack! 'waiting for someone to invent'

R2K 9/21/2008 09:12:00 AM  

Spy tell me are you single... or....?

Stewart Sternberg 9/21/2008 10:53:00 AM  

EXERCISE??!!!! Stop. What next, eating well? You know, they are probably planning on putting devices like this throughout the corporate world, letting the energy being produced by the worker be funnelled into a big battery. The corporations will then sell the power. I know, it sounds mad, but they laughed at the idea of elbow pads for pelicans, too.

Melanie Avila 9/21/2008 11:20:00 AM  

LO, I can't read on the elliptical either.

Melanie Avila 9/21/2008 11:21:00 AM  

O,r apparently, type on a regular keyboard.

LOL.

LaDonna 9/21/2008 11:29:00 AM  

Hey Spy, thanks for sharing the slide. Love the idea, but not sure I could be creative that way. I can read on my stepper, but not sure I could balance the treadmill/typing/brainstorming combo. Like Edie, I think relaxation is key.

Zoe Winters 9/21/2008 02:26:00 PM  

hehe that is pretty cool! I often read and walk at the same time.

Travis Erwin 9/21/2008 04:53:00 PM  

My typing is crappy enough as it is.

Dube 9/21/2008 10:28:00 PM  

That's a cool idea! But for someone like me who is *really* prone to motion sickness, I'd get sick trying to do that. Too bad!

spyscribbler 9/22/2008 01:21:00 PM  

Hey, everyone! All good points. Hear y'all on the concentration thing. I wonder if I could do it, too. Maybe while marketing and doing business gunk, but I'm not sure about the writing. I'd be willing to try for a day! I sure would like to find more time to workout.

I do sit on a yoga ball. Does that count? :-)

Lauren 9/22/2008 04:36:00 PM  

I would totally fall off if I tried to do that! Good idea though--for those with coordination, I mean. :)

Angie 9/26/2008 06:31:00 AM  

You know, that's a really cool idea, but 1) I'm so out of shape I'd need to be able to switch back and forth from chair to treadmill, and 2) I'm not sure I could write while walking like that. :P It's a neat idea, though.

I've been thinking of asking for a Wii for Christmas. I do spend several hours per week [cough] playing computer games, and they have games for the Wii which get you all active-like, and not just Wii-Fit. That might be a better bet than tying my actual productivity into my ability to walk and type at the same time. :)

Angie