Desk Job? Here's How to Get a Workout at Work
Are you spending more and more time at the office? Well, many of us are, so how are you supposed to find the time to stay fit if you're always working?
Well, here's a look at some exercise equipment that might help you work out in the comfort of your own work space.
Let me introduce the Walkstation: A desk attached to a treadmill. Now you can work and walk at the same time.
At first, it might feel a little bit like patting your head and rubbing your stomach.
But the Walkstation is designed to help burn calories and stress while you're typing or talking.
It won't help you train for a marathon but you could shed some pounds.
The Walkstation was developed by a doctor from the Mayo Clinic and it's made by Steelcase.
This walking cubicle may be just what the doctor ordered, but the price alone may make you sweat. It goes for about $4,000. Whew!!!!
I feel like I need a cowboy hat and some spurs for this thing.
See what I mean? The I-Joy Ride is like a mechanical bull for your office, but beware: you're going to get some pretty strange looks you're your coworkers.
The energy it takes to stay on this machine as it moves is supposed strengthen your core--your stomach, your sides, and your back without stressing your joints.
Four speeds let you vary intensity, but really, this is a ride best taken with the office door closed. It is closed, isn't it?
Ugh. The I-Joy Ride is made by human touch and it costs just under $500.
What's this...a disco ball? No, it's a Powerball. And it could make your carpal tunnel a thing of the past--just like the electric slide.
Rotating your wrist like this keeps the gyro inside the Powerball spinning. And it really works your hand and arm muscles. Here's the really groovy part: blue led lights glow brighter the faster the gyroscope spins.
The blue Powerball Gyro is made by Dynaflex international and sells for $45 to $95.
Work doesn't have to get in the way of working out, but if you're caught in the act. You might have a little explaining to do.
This entry last modified on: January 16, 2013 3:23 PM
About the Video
Burn calories and tone up while you type, read mail or answer the phone. These fitness gadgets add a workout to your workday.