Working @ 100 Calories Per Hour
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention: I had a phone consultation with a pilates instructor about this lower back problem caused by the treadmill. She e-mailed me a link to an article called "Junk Food Walking" that claims that this type of exercise is not very good. It was kind of interesting: http://www.katysays.com/junk-food-walking/
Forgot to thank you, Catfiend, for that very interesting response you posted.
Marla, thank you so much for that link to that stretch. I just watched the video and tried it and I think it might help.
Yes, I thought the speed might make a difference, so I'd built up to 2mph anyway. That was the speed I always used, but it didn't help.
Also forgot to mention: last week I went to talk about this problem to two different physical therapists. One of them had never heard of treadmill desks, which surprised me. But she said maybe taking smaller steps might help. And not leaning forward. The other one also said make sure not to lean forward. I don't think I was leaning forward, but maybe it's subtle. And he said keep your abdominals tight when you walk, and also don't rock your pelvis forwards and backwards as you walk. When he said this last thing I recognized it as something the treadmill had caused me to do, slightly. When I walk outside this doesn't happen, don't know why.
Both dh and I have lower back pain. First thing we did was get a GOOD mattress http://jonsguide.org/best-top-icomfort-mattress-reviews/ and box spring that helped alot. The dr told me to sleep on my side with a small pillow between my legs and it takes some of the pressure off. There is also an exercise I do for "instant relief" you lie on your back and bring your knees to your chest holding them as close to your chest as you can for the count of 10. Then you roll over and lift your head up off the floor for the count of 10, and when you get up (Im not kidding) the pain or ache is gone!!Sounds simple but it was uncomfortable the first few times I tried it,but me and exercise dont get along good anyhow,LOL. I noticed lately from riding my stat bike that sometimes my back aches later on.
My dd and SIL bought one of those sleep number beds and they love it.If I had known about them before we bought our new one I would have gotten one, they aren't much more money.
Sorry I'm so late to the party... new here.
I like the "varying your activity" and the "stretching" and the "ergonomics setup". Some more ideas for you: