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Posted on 2015-12-03

How to Get Your Boss to Buy You a Treadmill Desk

If work is getting in the way of your fitness, you may want to convince your boss to get you a NordicTrack Treadmill Desk. While it’s true that this desk will virtually sell itself, you can really raise the odds by presenting the advantages in just the right way. Keep reading to learn the top three advantages that will convince your boss that this treadmill desk is worth investing in.

Increased Productivity

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk offers the unique advantage of potential productivity increase. Let’s face it, the longer you sit in one position, the more lethargic that you tend to get. When your body is still for long periods, it goes into a type of “sleep mode,” according to Dr. Erika Schwartz. The solution? Get moving!

By moving while you work at the desk, you are far more likely to have good productivity levels, since you’re avoiding that sleepy lull that comes along with lack of movement. It’s hard to fall into the same old mid-day slump when you are on the move. When you’re exercising while you work, it could be much easier to get into a highly productive working groove. This pays off for you and your employer, too!

Less Insurance Costs

One of the biggest benefits of buying a treadmill desk is that it can have a major impact on one of the things your boss cares about most — the bottom line! People who exercise regularly tend to have significantly less visits to the doctor and hospital. This in turn translates to lower insurance costs for your employer. Exercise is one of the easiest ways to prevent not only obesity but also many illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who exercise at least 2.5 hours each week have a reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, the development of type 2 diabetes, and the development of metabolic syndrome. Regular exercise also lowers the risk of colon and breast cancer.

Lower Absenteeism

Absenteeism costs employers a lot of money, and it also causes a great deal of inconvenience. Every time that an employee calls in sick, the employer has to figure out a way to fill in their spot. In many cases, that spot just can’t be filled with such short notice - and that means financial losses for the company. According to the Journal of Exercise Physiology, two insurance companies recently noted a 22 percent reduction in absenteeism after the implementation of a regular exercise program. In another case, female employees at the Tenneco Corporation had 32 percent less sick hours than they did prior to taking part in a work-sponsored exercise program.

For Bonus Points With The Boss: The Convenience of The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk

If your boss has objections to the Treadmill Desk because they’re worried about storing such a large piece of furniture in the workplace, don’t worry. With the unique SpaceSaver® design, the Treadmill Desk folds up vertically, allowing you to maximize your floor space. Anytime that you need the extra room, show your boss how easy it is to have the treadmill desk stored in minutes.

If noise is a concern, tell the boss about the treadmill motor. It’s designed to be so quiet that you can even take business calls while you exercise with no loud background noise issues. The Treadmill Desk is full of safety features like a safety key and stability rails. Overall, there is no reason at all to resist. Tell your boss about the three big benefits (and the bonus points benefits) to get your treadmill desk in the office very soon!