If you are one of the many whose daily grind is working behind an office desk around the clock, sometimes even more than once around the clock, it is likely that you are very much in need of exercise.
Checkout the new fitness gadget that looks like the pedals of a cross-trainer elliptical, small enough to place under your desk as a stationary exerciser. The under-desk elliptical is bluetooth-enabled and comes with a free app that allows monitoring of progress stats via smartphone.
Its functionality as a mini elliptical is so subtle that you can proceed with the workout quietly, without having to distract occupants of neighboring cubicles or office desks.
What Makes an Elliptical Equipment Effective as a Fitness Tool
Ellipticals work differently from treadmills because it affords foot comfort even as the left and right foot roll from heel to toe, similar to how your feet move during running. Although touted as a low impact exercise device, use of a portable under-desk elliptical trainer can rid you of 100 to 150 calories. The amount burned, actually depends on the resistance level at which the portable mini exerciser is set. A typical under-desk exerciser has as many as eight different levels.
In order to make the mini elliptical trainer effective, it is important for a user to sit up straight throughout. Another thing is the need to use the provided wheel stoppers to prevent a roller chair from sliding away.
The drawback here is that the stoppers may not work if you are using a bigger chair. The only solution is to replace the big chair with a smaller roller chair, or with a conventional four-legged seating appurtenance.