GO AHEAD -- INVEST IN YOURSELF! As a professional writer, I can spend up to fourteen hours a day chained to my laptop. When I began to develop arthritis and could no longer ignore the fact that I'd gained about thirty pounds, I bought a Trekdesk Treadmill Desk, assembled it myself, and set it up over a generic treadmill I found on clearance at Sears. Voila! It was the best decision I could have made for my health. I started out with short stints of writing while slowly walking, which trained my brain, fingers, and legs to work together. Over time, I increased the length of my sessions and the speed of the treadmill until walking while writing became second nature. Eventually, I spent two to three hours of every work day moving instead of sitting. The arthritis improved dramatically and I got rid of the thirty pounds. If you're on the fence about spending your money on this product, don't be. It will last forever and if you have a customer service issue, the people at Trekdesk are extraordinarily responsive. (I can't remember the last time I said that about any manufacturer of anything. . . ).