Elliptical for my desk job?
I spend many hours working at a desk. I have transitioned to a standing desk for most of the day but I wish I could incorporate some kind of exercise. I know that Mark suggests lots of long walks. Although I walk as much as I can, many times its not possible. Its cold where I live and I am also lugging around an 2.5 year old who really doesn't take to long walks in bad weather.
My ideal would be an under desk tread mill, but I can't find a manual machine that doesn't have large handles. I see a small elliptical advertised on Amazon that i could easily use while working at my desk. This would not be in place of other exercise, but in place of the long walks I am not able to take right now.
My question is, would this help or is it totally useless. Am I better off just standing at my desk?
Also, if anyone knows of a under desk manual tread mill without handles, I would love to find it!
even though I work for my in laws, I still cant get them on board for the whole standing/tread mill desk :l So I went to walmart.com & found a little stationary bike/set of peddals..deal? that fits under the under the desk. but its kind of loud & awkward so I just sit in the back & use it. I try to stand as much as possible & only sit at the desk when I have a customer & have to. I have no idea how many calories I'm burning or how far I "go" on it..even though the one i got does show you how many times you've made a complete spin on it..I'm sure I could find some equation online to figure it out, but I spend at least a 100 mins on it each day..I also go to a spin class 2 times a week, normally 3 walks (2 to 3 miles) & run 3 or 4 (eh..I havent ran once this week..but normally...) times about 3-5 miles a week...but I do believe that having the little bike at work has helped..it at least makes me feel less guilty for sitting around all day..
Originally Posted by Traderjodie
Stamina InStride Total Body Cycle 135 - Walmart.com
heres a link to the one I got. I'm sure there are better ones, but at the time that one was in my budget..not sure why I went with walmart either..but..they have a pretty big selection online.