It's meant to improve employees' health and brings new meaning to the word multi-tasking. It's being tested in three different work spaces at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Employees at W&L are taking steps to get healthy. They're walking while working. Their feet are moving, while their hands are typing. They are using treadmill desks, but these desks are not meant to take the place of working out.
"It's just to keep you moving." said Mary Katherine Snead, the Assistant Director of Worklife Initiatives at W&L, who heads up the University's wellness program.
Those steps do add up. In fact during our interview Snead logged a quarter of a mile, and yes she demonstrated in a wedge heel. "I think if I was going to do this all day I would not have the wedge heel on," Snead said. "I think you could do this in a flat all day."