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Just How Loud is a Treadmill Desk?

by Derek B on December 30, 2012

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The UpLift LifeSpan Treadmill Desk is a quiet desk treadmill solution that goes from sitting to standing, or walking, height.

While standing at work and using a standing desk has become popular as of late, we’re starting to get a lot of questions about treadmill desks here at The Human Solution. Using a treadmill desk is a great way to stay active and burn calories while working. One question I have been asked on several occasions is, “How loud are your treadmill desks?”

Simply put, a desk treadmill is not nearly as loud as the bulky treadmills and cardio machines you see at the gym. Desk treadmills are quiet. They were designed to be used in an office environment, often with co-workers nearby that don’t want to be bothered by loud noise. Desk treadmills are not nearly as big and bulky as gym treadmills and therefore they aren’t nearly as loud.

So how loud exactly is a desk treadmill? According to the makers of one of our most popular desk treadmills, the LifeSpan Desk Treadmill, their models go up to around 35 decibels, which is a whisper or “white noise” level of sound. Much of the sound of the treadmill will come from the type of shoes you wear. We suggest tennis shoes.

Desk treadmills are designed to help you stay active, get fit and burn calories during the day by walking while working, not for extreme fitness training. The desk treadmills we offer only approach 4.0 mph, as opposed to a gym exercise treadmill that will have speeds capable of three times that or faster. Walking at 2.0 mph is recommended for comfortably typing and working while walking. You can increase the speed up to 4.0 mph if you would like a light cardio workout.

If you are considering purchasing a treadmill desk for your home or office and have any other questions, please give us a call at 800-531-3746, email us at info@thehumansolution.com, or chat online with one of our experts.

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Derek B

Derek has been a content writer and sales associate at THS since way back in 2012. A native Central-Texan, he is a diehard San Antonio Spurs fan. While cheering them on, yelling and jumping up and down, can be quite active, he likes to combat time spent on the couch by also playing basketball and running. A vinyl record aficionado with a love for blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, he relishes any chance to see live music.

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