Find out why you seem to get gas after using your treadmill desk.
If you’ve recently begun using a treadmill desk, and you’ve noticed that after being on it for awhile, you begin experiencing gas, there’s a very logical explanation for this.
I myself use a treadmill desk for my computer work. I began noticing that within a few hours of beginning to use it for a given day, I was feeling some slight gas.
Of course, I didn’t make the connection; after all, how can walking on a treadmill desk possibly result in gas?
The type of gas I had was mild; nothing blatant or distracting. However, I noticed that it didn’t seem to correlate to anything I had consumed.
I then recalled a time when I had experienced unexplained gas (that was more notable) several years ago.
I had figured out that the cause had been swallowing air with the beverages that I had created from juicing.
Because I didn’t like the taste (I juice for nutrient value only), I would take a deep breath, then guzzle the drink in one breath. Along with the juice I had ingested air.
Where does gas come from?
WebMD says on its site: some comes from air that you swallow and the rest is a by-product of digestion.
I had solved the problem by making a point to keep my mouth closed while taking a deep breath before chugging down the drink.
So how does this tie into using a treadmill desk? Well, for several days in a row, I’d been sipping 20 ounces worth of homemade lemonade (organic lemons plus filtered water plus Stevia) while walking on the treadmill.
I wondered if the walking while drinking had been causing me to gulp air with each sip.
The next time I had the giant glass of lemonade before me, raised it to my lips while walking, made a point to keep my mouth closed while inhaling before taking a drink, I immediately realized that I had been gulping air before each sip. This is easy to do and not be aware of while one is walking.
I’ve since been sipping very conscientiously, and the gas has not returned.