F.A.Q.

Common questions about Walking Desk

Using the Walking Desk

How it works ? Is it easy to use?

It’s very simple: get on the carpet, put your laptop on the desk, adjust the desk to the height that suits you (directional control on the left side) then turn the carpet on / off on the console, . The belt starts smoothly until you reach the speed you have chosen on the console. We advise you to start slowly then gradually increase your speed according to your ease.

When you have finished your session, simply press the STOP / PAUSE button: the mat stops gradually.

If you are not feeling balanced and apprehensive, you can attach the safety cord by the clip to your pants or jacket. If you stop walking, you will then pull the cord that will come off the Console, and the carpet will stop immediately. There is therefore no risk of falling while the belt is running.

Will I be able to concentrate on my work at the same time I walk?

You ask yourself : Can I really do two things at the same time, walk and work on a computer, or walk and read a book?

The first time, it is normal to focus on walking. We are not used to the carpet and we are afraid to fall, which is quite normal. But after a few minutes of use, you will begin to get used to the carpet and find your rhythm. This should allow you to be comfortable, relaxed when walking, without trampling or walking too fast, but at your normal walking pace. You will gradually forget that you walk and can concentrate on your intellectual work. The Walking Desk idea is very simple : it is to stretch your legs, to find the natural walking reflexes, to forget that you walk, and to concentrate on your work: mails, videos, Phone calls, reading … And you will see that you also can work by walking!

Can I run on the treadmill?

The Walking Desk treadmill is a “walking” mat, it is not designed for running and you risk damaging it if you try to run on it.

Recommendations

What are the usual recommendations?

What is the recommended daily walking time ?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 30 minutes of brisk walking per day.

What is the number of daily steps recommended ?
The WHO advocates 10,000 steps a day, about 1.5 km, or 1 hour walk. This may seem like a huge amount, but most of us do about half (4,000 to 6,000) on a typical day. This means adding 4,000 to 6,000 steps per day to 10,000, which is the recommended 30-minute walk.

What is the recommended walking speed ?
There is no recommended speed, each one walking at the speed that suits him. However, users are able to walk between 2.5 and 3 km / h on average.

What is the best position to adopt on the Walking Desk?

The recommended position for sustained work of several hours is as follows :

Will this office replace my current office?

You ask yourself : Will I have to walk all day ? Will I use it with other colleagues ?

The Walking Desk is generally placed in a location accessible to everyone in your workplace, in a relaxation area, in a meeting room or in a dedicated room. The idea is to go on the Walking Desk at any time of the day when you want to stretch your legs after several hours in a sitting position. You then take your laptop and go walking on the Walking Desk while continuing your work. When you are done, you leave it free for your colleagues. The Walking Desk is therefore used in a shared way. It does not substitute for your relaxing breaks or the sport you usually do. It is complementary: it brings you an alternative to the sitting position during your work day. And for those who really do not have the time to walk, they can finally do it without wasting time thanks to the Walking Desk.

What shoes to wear?

It is best to walk with comfortable shoes and avoid heels too high. If this is not the case for your city shoes you can keep a pair of running shoes (type running) at the office. In all cases, avoid walking on the carpet with stiletto heels.

Do I wear sportswear ? Can I keep my office clothes ?

It is not necessary to equip yourself with particular sportswear, you can walk in your work clothes. Make sure you are comfortable so you can enjoy the benefits of walking and focus on your work without being bothered by too narrow clothes that would interfere with your movements.

Benefits

What are the benefits to my health ?

Walking regularly acts directly on the circulatory and locomotor apparatus and the benefits are numerous :

  • reduction of the risk of heart disease and stroke,
  • lower blood pressure,
  • decreased cholesterol levels,
  • increased bone density, which prevents osteoporosis,
  • relief of back pain and MSD (musculoskeletal disorders),
  • diminution of heavy leg problems,
  • increased weight control,
  • benefits on mental health : walking reduces stress and anxiety and allows you to sleep better.
What are the benefits on my work ? Will I be more creative, more productive ?

Walking oxygenates your brain and it begins to produce endorphins after 20 minutes of walking : you will be more effective in improving your cognitive abilities and memory. Your tone and energy in the office will grow, and thereby your overall well-being.

What are the benefits for the company ?

In addition to team building in the company, the employer brand will be strengthened and the health benefits of the walking desk will significantly reduce absenteeism.

Delivery and installation

How does delivery take place ?

At the end of your order, our carrier will deliver the equipment to the indicated address.
Then, depending on the choice you made on the order, ActivUP can commission an installer to mount the equipment and put it into service.
In any case, ActivUP is at your disposal before and after your order. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Which areas can be delivered ?

ActivUP delivers throughout Europe. In some countries, additional fees and charges may apply. To know in detail, do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I install the hardware myself ?

The hardware delivered by ActivUP is easy to install. The treadmill is already fully assembled and the adjustable desk is supplied as a spare part with a mounting instruction. Assembly is done in the “IKEA” style.

If you want an installer, ActivUP can order one for you, do not hesitate to contact us.

Payment

What payment methods can I use for my order ?

ActivUP accepts the following payment methods :

  • Bank card
  • Bank Check (France Only)
  • Paypal
  • Bank transfer in Euros

For any other means of payment, do not hesitate to contact us.

Returns

Under what conditions can I return the products ?

French law protects consumers in the context of distance selling. They can return the material within 7 to 14 days after receipt, subject to returning it new, without ever being used and of course in its original packaging still sealed.
In the case of a return, the return transport is the responsibility of the customer. ActivUP can organize the return transport but after the customer has paid the transport costs.

After sales service

How do I get my equipment repaired ?

The material is guaranteed during 1 year rooms and workforce. Rooms are guaranteed during 2 years.
In case of breakdown or of dysfunction, please contact ActivUP to ask for the assistance of a technician.

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