Do you spend a lot of time sitting at the computer or behind a desk? If you feel like you are always sitting and never have time to get any exercise, then you may need to check out some of the innovative ways to burn calories while working. The latest tool in my personal “home” work office is the DeskCycle. This low profile, quiet cycle fits under my kitchen counter and allows me to burn calories while I work. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see how you can enter to WIN your own DeskCycle!
Hobbies on a Budget received a complimentary DeskCycle for the purpose of this post. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included.
How to Exercise While You Work from Home
When I first started working from home, I found myself sitting on the couch or at the table far too long. I felt like I was just watching my body get bigger and my exercise options disappear. But then I discovered a super affordable SurfShelf treadmill desk that lets me work at my laptop computer while I’m walking. This treadmill desk works great when I am working on certain projects, but the treadmill is noisy and the movement back and forth would be very aggravating to people on the other end of a conference call. Though it works great for many situations, there are sometimes when I need to burn calories but I don’t want anyone to see me exercise.
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That’s when the DeskCycle comes in as the perfect solution. I received a DeskCycle recently and have been using it every day to sneak in bonus calorie burning exercise while I work. I am able to sit at my counter while I cycle even if I’m in a meeting. It makes no noise and can be adjusted for very low resistance or a tougher calorie-burning intensity. So even when I’m talking, I can keep on moving.
Since it takes up so little space, we keep the DeskCycle at the kitchen counter so any member of the family can do some pedaling while they are reading a book, playing the Xbox or just chatting about the happenings of the day. This is an easy way to help my entire family sneak in some extra calorie burning moments without having to go to the gym or basement.
Things to Know about the DeskCycle
- The cycle is very quiet. I can’t hear it during operation at all. It is easily quiet enough to use while watching television or conducting meetings.
- The cycle has a low profile making it perfect for working under a high desk or table. I can’t use it under my kitchen table because my knees would hit the table, but it works perfectly when I am sitting at my kitchen counter.
- There are 8 resistance settings so you can choose how hard you want to work.
- Set up is easy and takes less than 15 minutes from out of the box to first use.
With today’s busy schedules it’s difficult to find the time to get the exercise we need. The DeskCycle makes it easy to get safe and effective exercise without sacrificing your valuable time.
WIN a DeskCycle
Enter below for a chance to win your own DeskCycle. Hobbies on a Budget is not responsible for shipment of this prize. US winner only. Giveaway ends 2/24/18.