Health professionals generally recommend that desk workers try to get up and walk around once per hour or so, to get the blood flowing and put muscles into action—but that’s easier said than done. A new crop of desk-oriented exercise equipment might hold an answer. These bikes sit under your desk, allowing you to keep your joints moving and your heart rate a little bit increased. If you’re looking to add some light exercise into your workday, look no further.
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This product features eight levels of difficulty, so you can customize your workout just for you. It can fit beneath workspaces as low as 27 inches.
There are a few key things to consider when purchasing an under-desk bike. The most important is, well, the desk. These products will elevate your knees a few inches higher than they would normally, so ensure that your desk has enough clearance to allow for that. Another option is to move your chair backwards a bit, but that can make it a bit of a stretch to reach your keyboard.
This option may be affordable, but it still features adjustable difficulty and an LED screen. It weighs less than five pounds, making it simple to bring with you, no matter where your office may be that day. GOREDI
You may ask yourself, how can I possibly be using a stationary bike while working? These products are meant to be used much differently from, say, a stationary bike at the gym. Instead of attempting to crank the difficulty as high as you can manage and break a sweat to burn calories, these devices are meant to simply keep you moving a little bit. The difficulty can be adjusted to become very, very light, just enough to provide a little resistance. That helps to keep your body moving and reduce the damages of sitting for long periods of time.
This product collapses, making it super easy to store away when you’re not using it.
Another great feature to look for, depending on your space requirements, is collapsibility. Some under-desk bikes can fold into smaller, flatter packages, which allow you to store them away when not in use. That can be handy if you work at a space that isn’t always a workspace, like, say, a kitchen table. When you’re not sitting in that space? Fold it up and tuck it out of sight.