Taking a stand on sedentary

The idea is to get everybody off their chairs while they work,” says Vanessa Dunne, Infiniti’s sales and marketing co-ordinator. The concept of this alternative workspace gained, ahem, traction with Quinn when reports started filtering in from the United States that the treadmill desk had been sold to the White House, Google, and a number of high-ranking companies.

via Taking a stand on sedentary.

It seems that the desire to incorporate “unthinking exercise” into one’s routine is a bit misplaced – walking up stairs instead of taking the lift expends human energy instead of electricity in a task that is already on the agenda, whereas walking on a treadmill while working is irrelevant energy expenditure and doesn’t involve skill development of any sort … somehow it doesn’t make sense to me.