Dairy Queen Gives Its Workers Treadmill Desks

Dan Fastenberg
Dairy Queen has installed treadmill desks.
Dairy Queen has installed treadmill desks.

Everyone knows that sitting at your desk all day is not good for your health. In fact, researchers coined the term "sitting disease" to describe the many ailments that can result from the common workplace custom. So in a bid to help workers' health, the fast food chain Dairy Queen Inc., has introduced treadmill desks in their corporate offices near Minneapolis, reports local television station KARE-11.

The concept at Dairy Queen headquarters in Edina, Minn., is simple: A workstation is placed above a treadmill so that workers can type away as they walk off calories. At Dairy Queen, the treadmills were placed in a conference room on the company's ground floor, as the photo above shows. Megan Weisel, who manages Dairy Queen's wellness program, said the hope was that the treadmills also would be a "recruitment tool."