Since we are taking a closer look at finding ways to get movement and exercise into your daily life, we’ll look at using and exercise bike peddler first.
These are mini-exercise machines and can slip right into your daily routine at home or work. They look like the lower half of an exercise bike and can offer you some great exercise benefits when you’re in a position where you have to remain sitting for hours at a time.
You can use these machines throughout the day to help you burn calories and lose weight while you’re working. Plus, you’ll gain a lot of benefits simply by not just sitting still.
One of the problems with a sedentary lifestyle is that sitting for long periods of time can compromise your body’s ability to circulate blood – especially to your lower extremities.
By using a machine like an exercise bike peddler, you can improve your circulation. Since these machines fit right below your desk, no one will even know that you’re exercising if you are at work. But, if you are homebound, these don’t take up much space and you don’t have to worry about climbing onto or off of a regular stationary bike.
If you have kids with autism and sensory issues, they won’t fall of the bike because this sits on the floor right in front of a regular chair that they can hold onto.
Not only are these machines sturdy and lightweight enough to be portable, but they offer you some of the same benefits that you’d get from a full size exercise bike.
You’ll gain muscle tone and flexibility as well as burn calories. As an added plus, this machine can also be used at home to strengthen arm muscles. Many of these machines have a display function that can monitor your workout by keeping track of how many minutes you’ve exercised as well as the amount of calories burned.
Most of the models do allow the pedals to be moved in either direction.
An item that’s similar to the exercise bike peddler is an elliptical trainer. You can find mini versions of the full size ones such as the Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer.
This one can fit right up under your desk. It has a monitor that can gauge how much time you have spent exercising and how many calories that you have burned.
These are just a couple of the ideas I’ll be sharing this month to help you get movement and exercise into your daily life. So, be sure to sign up through the form on the sidebar – and get the rest of my ideas directly to your email.