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The Versatility of the Computer Desk over Treadmill also known as the C-DOT.

We’ve been using the ComputerDeskOverTreadmill for over a year now.  It does what it is suppose to do, but there are certain things about it that we find annoying.  I have proposed another concept which mounts the keyboard on a shelf (desk) that allows movement of the keyboard away from the treadmill control console.

This is to allow the user access to the treadmill control console when use of the keyboard is not necessary. This also allows the treadmill’s tread to be folded up to save space during cleaning and storage.

I’ve already completed the prototype and am now testing it.  I will get some photos and video to show you details of one neat setup.

I go on the ComputerDeskOverTreadmill sometimes over 2 or 3 hours if I am watching a really good movie that I am really engrossed in it. This is in addition to the  other things which take  additional time. I spend an hour or two answering or communicating e-mail. And as I wrote before I also spend time with the computer games.

I probably should tell you that my ComputerDeskOverTreadmill is associated with a specific computer. That is I have only one treadmill and other computers without treadmills.

I was reviewing what I wrote previously about hiking in the trails while thinking about playing a computer game and I noticed I didn’t expand on reasons for playing games on the computer.

Developing the ability to see, think and react fast when an occasion calls for fast action is one reason. Also as part of that reason the ability to think and then react fast is another. Gathering knowledge from playing computer games allows one to know what is going to happen if certain actions are performed. Beside, games are fun to play.

Physical Exercise for the sake of physical exercise is not fun. Thinking about it is boring as well. If you really think about the reasons for this attitude, could it be because the results from this activity take so long to accrue?

Sitting down and playing computer games  is not very good for your health or butt. One of the justifying  reasons why computer games are good for you is because of brain-hand-eye coordination. The results are instantaneous.

Let me tell you about a little hand-eye coordination that I did. I did a typing test while walking on the treadmill at a speed of 3.5 miles per hour and the results of the test indicated that I typed 74 words per minute.

If you were to combine computer games with the treadmill instead of sitting down playing the game, and you start playing with them while on the ComputerDeskOverTreadmill. You are combining hand, eye, and leg coordination all together.  A sound mind equals a sound body all at the same time.

You don’t have to get dressed to be on the ComputerDeskOverTreadmill. Many people enjoy walking outside in the great outdoors. That’s fine and dandy if you live in a neighborhood with lots of outdoors. But who wants to get dressed in the morning just to exercise. Why not just exercise with the clothes that you have on when you get up in the morning, and then after you are done exercising on the ComputerDeskOverTreadmill, then you can take a shower. It’s much easier and much more convenient to do it that order. And better yet, it’s just simply better to get on the ComputerDeskOverTreadmill in whatever you’re dressed (or not) in.

Think about it. You’re being entertained and doing thing that excites or interests you, while being productive working on the computer and getting fit. You just do one thing, walking outside and looking at the great outdoors. Are you being as productive with your time as you could be? Your time is very important, while it can be fun just to be outside walking for the sake of exercise if you are into that sort of activity.

Many people require an additional motivational factor in order to do this. There exists a need to have something else besides walking and/or running on a treadmill in order to stick with it. Almost everyone loves to be entertained, but nobody wants to be bored with boredom walking on a treadmill looking at a wall ( no matter what the color of the wall). Nor do they want to just walk about the same boring block and scenery that they see every day walking.

It’s true there are beautiful hiking trails that are fun to  explore. I know I am one of those people. There are hiking trails near where I live in. I remember hiking and exploring when I was a younger. It was very beautiful, but while I was there exploring the hiking trails, I was thinking and looking forward to going home to play a computer game which seemed more exciting to me at that time.