New York Times tech reporter Nellie Bowles had a treadmill installed at her desk in the San Francisco bureau six months ago and uses it when she is writing and reporting.
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As our tech culture reporter, what is your most crucial tech tool for doing work?
There’s only one gadget I can’t live without. It weighs in at 114 pounds. It is my desk treadmill.
I can never sit still. I get a nervous twitchy energy when I try. I’ve used a standing desk since my first job out of college in 2010, but got my treadmill (the LifeSpan TR1200) about six months ago, and life on it is truly my ideal state.
The treadmill goes under my desk. I walk usually 1.5 miles an hour, but drop to 1 mile an hour for writing something tricky. I’ll kick up to 2 miles an hour if I’m feeling wild or on a long call. If I’m transcribing or doing something that doesn’t require tons of decision making, I’ll do 2.5 miles an hour, but that’s the max. And I stay like that all day long. And that’s how I work.
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