Quick Start Guide
Using Walkolution for the first time.
A few helpful tips for an optimal start
1. Find the right pace
Some users make the mistake of going too fast, especially in the beginning. The optimal speed is up to the user, but a speed of about 40 steps per minute is considered optimal by many. This is slower than you think. But such a speed is sufficient to get the health benefits.
2. Use your body weight
The motorless design of the system requires the user to use his body weight to get the belt moving. The easiest way to do this is to place the front foot with the heel first in the front area of the treadmill (about at the height of the legs of the desk), roll it backwards and then slowly pull the whole foot backwards. You can get the twist out within minutes.
3. The right position for your hands
Don't push yourself away from the desk with your hands. If you feel you need to stabilize, just place your hands on the desk, as you would if you were using a keyboard or mouse. In fact, you can and should use the product completely freehand. Especially the mobility in the whole body is a vital and refreshing experience at work.
4. The right height for the screen
Ergonomics at the workplace must be partially rethought when working while walking. The height of the keyboard can be relatively low. However, the screen should ideally be at eye level. If you use a notebook that's too low, it's half the fun! We recommend a notebook elevation stand or an external monitor, ideally with an adjustable monitor joint arm.
5. Experiment with the standing aid and the sliding feature of the desk (only MTD700R series)
The integrated desk can be slided back and forth and locked in a certain position. Important: The desk comes locked per default. However, this is actually only recommended during transport. Release the lock during normal operation (red knob sticks out). This allows you to take the table with you when leaning against the standing aid at the back. The change of the positions makes a crucial difference with the use over the whole day and allows an intuitive use (often change between walking, standing and leaning).
There are numerous studies that suggest that the sense of balance degenerates over the years as a result of sitting and this process is simply aggravated over the years. New neuronal networks develop regardless of age, but they do not always do so overnight. Therefore, give yourself a little time.