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Forget Your Standing Desk, Hamster-Wheel Is The New Workplace Health Trend

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) - Much has been made of the potential health risks of sitting at your desk all day, leading some to opt for a standing work surface. Now comes a walking desk that to keep your body not only upright, but moving.

The folks at Autodesk's Pier 9 fabrication facility in San Francisco have developed something even a step beyond a treadmill, the circular hamster wheel, minus the spokes.

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk by Robb Godshaw on YouTube

The product was created using Autodesk design tools. The structure took about 24 hours to construct. They've even offered instructions on how to design and build your own on the instructables website.

Here's a sped-up look at the construction:

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk Time Lapse by Robb Godshaw on YouTube
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