Sitting isn’t good for you — at least not to the extent that most of us do it everyday. Our backs are being damaged and our metabolism is slowing down each second we work at our desk jobs, answering phones or typing obscure internet articles for people like you to read.
Luckily, there are ways to counteract the health risks that come from sitting eight-plus hours a day. Most have heard of or seen the standing desks, or adjustable desks, but this latest innovation takes that sort of concept one step further.
As you can see in the above video, the Hamster Wheel Standing Desk is designed to keep one fit and productive in the workplace.
“Numerous esteemed experts agree that standing is better than sitting and that walking is better than standing,” Robb Godshaw wrote in his post at Instructables. Most workplaces, he adds, only offer uncomfortable chairs that force you to endure a workday spent ignoring physical stresses.
Godshaw collaborated with Will Doenlen to create the Hamster Wheel, promoting it through the startup site Instructables after completing the project in just 24 hours. It comes with a so-called parametric design that makes it easily adjustable for persons of different heights and sizes to use.
As TechTimes explains the wheel:
They went to develop a wheel that is 80″ in diameter to be supported by a 24″ wide base containing one set of four skateboard wheels where its wheel would rest. Such style makes way for a fluid rotation with no need for any axle for its wheel.
For now, the product isn’t for sale, but the Instructables page contains all you might need to know on creating such a wheel for yourself. Among the materials you’ll need: 240 wood screws, four skate wheels, four sheets of ¾” Plywood, two pipes, a pint of glue, plus of course a really good attitude.