Using a WalkTop™ Treadmill Desk
Traditional treadmill desks are intended for long and extended periods of slow walking - some claiming up to 8 hours a day of continuous use. They consist of a walking treadmill that typically doesn't have handrails and a separate desk that can be adjusted up or down. The maximum speed on many is roughly 4 miles per hour, with some as low as 2mph.
When using the WalkTop™ you must also be walking at slow speeds however the safest optimal speed for slow paced walking is a function of your comfort with treadmill desks, what task you are performing, and largely the length of your legs and natural stride. Also, the WalkTop™ can be removed which allows you to safely enjoy all the functionality of a full-scale treadmill.
Ideally, you should change position frequently! Shift between sitting, standing, and walking. Keep in mind, there's nothing wrong with sitting. The goal is to reduce the hours we spend sitting, not eliminate sitting entirely. We recommend a 30 to 45 minute slow walk while working, then stop the treadmill and stand for 30 to 45 minutes, then return to sitting for 30 to 45 minutes. Changing position frequently is important for your body and also reduces continuous load on the treadmill motor.
This cycle of walking, standing, sitting repeated 4 times throughout the day results in 2 to 3 hours of walking, 2 to 3 hours standing, and 2 to 3 hours of sitting. At the end of the day, remove the WalkTop™ and enjoy a brisk 30 to 45 minute walk or run on your treadmill - something you can't do with a traditional treadmill desk. You'll be surprised how many miles you log using this technique. Your body…and your brain will thank you!
Unsure if the WalkTop™ will fit on your treadmill?
Download the fitting guide as a PDF right here.
WalkTop™ Owner's Manuals
Download the ENGLISH manual as a PDF right here.
Download the SPANISH manual as a PDF right here
Download the FRENCH manual as a PDF right here
WalkTop™ Handlebar Strap Video
WalkTop has designed a new strap that is simple to use and fits more securely on the handles of treadmills. Download the handlebar strap video here.
WalkTop™ Care & Maintenance
Download the care & maintenance as a PDF right here.