SEARCH: Using a Treadmill Desk

Using a Treadmill Desk by Kim Richards

Working on a treadmill desk sounds like a great way to get work and exercise done at the same time. However, there are things to consider. Safety first. A good 8-10 inches of clearance is needed on any side. Get measurements of the treadmill before purchasing. Tiled flooring is best, but you can use it on a carpet with a mat to protect from wear or heat from the treadmill. Outside isn’t a good idea. Weather adversely affects the performance and longevity.

Solid footing and good foot support prevents injuries. Get a good pair of shoes, nothing with a slick sole. No heels, sandals, bare feet, or in socks. Avoid wide pant legs or long skirts that might get caught up in the treadmill. Wear clothing, particularly pants, which allow for non-restrictive movement…

Read more in SEARCH Magazine‘s Enhancing Your Horizon issue.

SEARCH: Nutrition and Fitness

Nutrition and Fitness by Heather Roulo.

Fitness doesn’t begin and end at the gym. Most of what composes our body really happens when we eat.

The Covid-quarantine forced people out of gyms and into their kitchens. Sit down restaurants be-came take-out, whether we wanted it to or not. Studies showed that without buses to catch and office buildings to walk between in the course of daily life, people were walking roughly 1,000 steps less per day in March.

With our normal routines broken, we should consider this an opportunity to examine the nutrition and calories of the food making its way into our bodies. Without group parties, travel, and off-site events, we’re more in control than ever before…

To read more, click on the Winter Issue here.