We already know that our modern sedentary lifestyles (i.e., sitting in front of our computer for hours on end) aren't good for us. And while it’s not an option for most of us to give up our desk jobs, it might be a good idea to invest in an under-desk treadmill that will help get you moving mid-day. New research shows that even five minutes of walking for every 30 minutes spent on our butts can offset the negative effects of sitting all day, every day, by reducing blood sugar spikes (which can reduce the risk of diabetes). It can also help to prevent spikes in blood pressure. With advances in modern exercise equipment, getting an under-desk treadmill for your home or office setup is affordable, portable, non-disruptive and, need we say again, excellent for your health.
Read on for what to look for in one of these machines and find out how we made our selections for the best under-desk treadmills available right now.