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14 Post author: b4yes 11 July 2017 01:00PM

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Comment author: b4yes 13 July 2017 07:56:18AM 0 points [-]

I find walking much more natural/enjoyable than standing, though it did take a few days to get used to it. I can now do all but the most cognitively challenging tasks (proving tricky math theorems, doing software architecture) while walking on treadmill desk. Especially for regular coding, walking is much better than sitting.

Standing desks get uncomfortable quickly (under 30 mins), but walking desks are fine for hours. After a while, sitting can become more distracting than walking, because one feels less "free" and grows tired, while walking is a natural stimulant (pretty comparable to coffee in my case).

This might just be me, but as long as you are able to watch something, you are not doing real cardio. :)

Comment author: vackosar 13 July 2017 09:11:49PM 0 points [-]

Reasonable. I will try out the theadmill as well.

Note that one advantage of eliptical trainer is lower impact on joints.