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Sitting all day can have serious implications on our health. According to researchers, sitting for long periods of time can cause weight gain, increase blood pressure and blood sugar and can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Although many of us have to sit at a desk to work, active desks have become a popular way for people to keep their body moving while working. Desks that double as exercise bikes have been proven to increase your step count and calorie burn without impacting your productivity at work.
One exercise that's currently on sale is the Exerpeutic Workfit Adjustable Desk Folding Exercise Bike with Pulse, on sale for 20 per cent off through Amazon Canada.
What is it?
Exerpeutic’s exercise bike features a large, adjustable work space that can be adjusted to suit you sitting, or standing, 8-level magnetic tension system to customize your workout and a padded seat cushion with bake rest for comfort while you sit or bike.
The bike’s weight capacity is 300 lbs and can includes an LCD monitor to track distance, time, calories burned, heart rate and more.
What people are saying
Exerpeutic's adjustable bike has earned a 4.3-star review from more than 1,700 customer reviews on Amazon. Shoppers have called it a great way to stay active while working from home.
"You don’t even realize you’re exercising,” one shoppers said of the “addictive” bike.
“Very quiet and steady,” another said.
“Makes up for yers of desk sitting,” a shopper said. “I’m actually burning calories while typing.”
Although there are plenty of positive reviews online, some shoppers have said that the bike can be a little uncomfortable if you're shorter or under 5'3" tall. Some shoppers have said that even though the bike is adjustable, they've had to put a pillow behind their backs to sit comfortably in the bike seat.
Others have cautioned shoppers to ensure they're sitting ergonomically when using the desk, as they can cause strain on their arms or wrists if they aren't seated or angled properly while working.
If you're looking for a way to keep moving while you work, Exerpeutic's bike might be for you. The versatile bike and standing desk is a great way to stay active throughout the day and burn calories while you work. However, if you're shorter, you might find it difficult to sit comfortably at the bike desk, even though it is adjustable.