Workercise: Here’s how to get your workout in while you’re working from home

Combat the harmful effects of sitting all day with desk exercise equipment - yes, a desk bike really is a thing now.

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by Lily Anderson |
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We don’t know if it’s the same for you, but sometimes we feel double our age with all the aches and pains we’ve got in our neck, shoulders, back, legs and so on.

Although it’s the perfect excuse to treat ourselves to regular massages and the longest bubble baths, this isn't possible right now - EEEK.

Sitting behind a desk for eight hours a day isn’t good for anyone’s body. But, there are only so many times you can get up and walk to the toilet or the kitchen, before your family starts to look at you funny. We’ve read article after article about desk yoga, but in a busy environment, whacking out some yoga moves from your desk will encourage some strange looks from people nearby. TRUST ME.

Why not invest in a mini exercise bike or under desk elliptical? Check out our list of the best desk exercise machines that we’ve ‘worked out’ you won’t be able to resist.

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The best exercise machines for desks

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Vive Pedal Exerciser

This best-selling pedal exerciser from Amazon is budget-friendly and is great for toning your muscles. It has adjustable resistance and a screen to see your progress, plus non-slip feet to keep it in place.

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Cubii - Purple

Cubii is a big name in the under-desk elliptical game, with lots of happy customers raving about its ease of use. It has plenty of options to suit all fitness levels, is quiet and has an LCD monitor to track your workouts. It's a little heavy, so transporting it around the house might not be the easiest, but if it's going to live under your desk, it'll be great.

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MaxKare Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike

This under-desk bike can be used three ways: under your desk as a bike, on the desk to work out your arms, and with the resistance ropes to work your legs and arms at the same time. It's relatively light and has a whopping 16 levels of resistance to choose from.

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If you have a need for speed, the DeskCycle2 will take your working day to another level. While you're tapping away on your computer, you can vigorously or slowly pedal away with eight resistance settings. Your joints will thank you later.

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Vinteky Black-White Folding Mini Exercise Bike

This simple under-desk bike is budget-friendly, with a lightweight and foldable design if you're lacking on space. It has a screen to check your RPM, calories and time.

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HoMedics Leg Exerciser

If it's just a little more movement you're after during the workday, this lightweight remote-controlled leg exerciser will help boost your circulation. It won't give you a crazy workout, but every little helps. You can switch between three speeds and three stride lengths to find which one suits you best. It's lightweight, portable and quiet.


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While working from home can be a bit of a nightmare for some, we're looking at the positive side - we can do all the desk working out that we want, without anyone to judge us. Just because you're not hitting the gym right now doesn't mean you can't get your steps in. In fact, you can probably get MORE working out done now that you're WFH.

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