Stuck at your desk? This mini elliptical offers a 'great' workout — and it's 42% off

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
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Shoppers say this $110 mini elliptical delivers a 'great cardio workout' at home (Photos via Amazon)
Shoppers say this $110 mini elliptical delivers a 'great cardio workout' at home (Photos via Amazon)

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Let's face it: even though many of us spend our days sitting at work, on the couch, or in bed, an inactive lifestyle isn't doing our health any favours.

Studies have shown that spending at least 10 hours/day sedentary increases our risk of cardiovascular disease, with some even likening sitting to "the new smoking."

If you're unable to get away from your desk, one easy way to get your blood flowing is with an under-the-desk elliptical.

Offering many of the same motions as its full-sized counterpart, Amazon Canada is home to dozens of top-rated mini ellipticals, including this N\C device, which is currently 42 per cent off.

N/C Under Desk Mini Elliptical

woman wearing blue sports bra and black leggings with blue and black Under Desk Mini Elliptical (Photo via Amazon)
Under Desk Mini Elliptical (Photo via Amazon)

$110 $190 at Amazon

The details

This office-friendly mini elliptical can be used while seated or standing, making it a versatile choice if you're looking to add more movement to your day.

The under-the-desk device features eight levels of adjustable resistance and a magnetic flywheel so you can enjoy a whisper quiet and smooth riding experience.

Its LCD display lets you track your workout time, speed, distance, calories burned and more, and the elliptical's anti-slip surface pattern means you won't slip and slide while pedalling.

What people are saying

An affordable piece of fitness equipment, the mini elliptical has earned dozens of five-star reviews and an average rating of 4.3 stars.

It's a "great little elliptical," according to one shopper. The user, who says they bought it for their "senior" parents, lauds its "esthetically pleasing" design and overall "great" quality.

A second reviewer says they are "more than pleasantly surprised" by the budget-friendly device. It's "solid, looks good and works great," they write — "perfect."

Under Desk Mini Elliptical (Photo via Amazon)
Under Desk Mini Elliptical (Photo via Amazon)

$110 $190 at Amazon

It's a "great" buy for "reduced mobility exercise," notes another shopper.

As a "mobility challenged individual," you see "great results" in your "leg muscles," they say.

Despite a majority of positive reviews, shoppers note the device arrives on its "highest tension" level," which is why the pedals may seem "very stiff."

The verdict

If you're looking for a way to keep moving throughout the day while staying productive at work, this mini under-the-desk elliptical might be for you. The versatile gadget has been called a "great" buy by Amazon shoppers, especially for those with reduced mobility. However, some users note the elliptical arrives on its highest tension setting, something to keep tabs on when setting up the device.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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