This hybrid desk bike just went on the market, and we're intrigued
So, it’s pretty much old news that if you sit at a desk for extended periods, your health can suffer (ugh). If you’re like us, you might try to (sometimes, like twice a year) take the stairs instead of the elevator, or try to get in a walk around lunch. But we’ve actually just found something way more interesting.
Apparently a company invented a…bicycle desk?!
Yep, the NextDesk Velo is a bicycle add-on for your desk that allows you to sit, stand, or pedal while you work. THE FUTURE IS NOW!
The company recommends a combo of all three, because no one wants to do any of those things for hours at a time. And apparently you can track your distance, calories, and duration via Bluetooth, and there’s an online club app to help you track your progress.
According to this study at the University of Iowa, the simple pedaling device is beneficial not only for the obvious reason that it allows users to keep their bodies moving at work, but those who pedaled more also reported “improved concentration, and fewer sick days” than those who used the device less. Hmmmm.
There we have it: our beautiful new desk. It’s currently available for purchase, so be sure to check it out if you’ve been on the prowl for a healthy and fun alternative to the standard chair. Who knows, maybe you’ll even start a trend (or just be that one, kinda weird person pedaling at work…but then again, you can laugh all the way to the bank with all that time and money you’ll be saving on a gym membership).
LET’S DO THIS!