When I arrived in Cape Town two weeks ago (time flies), I checked my messages. One instantly caught my attention. From someone who sells treadmill desks. Treadmill desks? That’s right, treadmill desks!
That someone is Jan. A week later I met Jan and his wive Elisabeth. They told me their story of Walk and Work and it all makes sense. Why would you sit for eight hours a day if you can alternate walking and sitting?
The burning question: Does it work?
After a cup of coffee, I tried it out. For an hour I walked at a pace of 3km p/h, and worked. I was surprised I could type, write, read and do all the other things you do behind a desk. After five minutes I wasn’t even aware of me walking…
After I slept that night in a very(!!) dodgy hostel, they invited me to sleep in their office, welcomed me with a big jar of peanet butter and I’m happy to announce that I will help Walk and Work from Monday until Friday!
Nice side benefit: it aligns perfectly with the end challenge in Cape Town on May 1st: To hike up Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head in one day for charity.
Let the training begin!