Ah, was it really only yesterday that I was saying how I think that anything that gets people more active was a good idea? Well, yesterday I didn’t know about this. As described on their website, the Hammacher Schlemmer is an “adjustable-height desk that pairs with a semi-recumbent elliptical trainer to let users exercise while on the job.” Oh, and it costs $8000…
Similarly to yesterday’s bad idea, the Hammacher Schlemmer (yes I do enjoy typing that) isn’t suitable for anyone over 300 pounds, meaning that those most in need of this probably won’t be able to use this. However in this case, that’s probably something of a blessing.
The problem is, that this really isn’t a bad idea. As the product website points out, even at slower cadences that won’t break one’s concentration (or cause one to break a sweat), an average user can burn about 4,000 calories in a typical workweek. That’s huge news for some millions of progressively overweight people who sit motionless on offices for most of the day.
Make it cheap enough for company’s to even consider implementing on a wide scale, and able to support the weight of thse who need to use it, and we’ll talk okay?
Source : Gizmodo