Working while sitting long hours at a desk can be strenuous on your body, so what if you could exercise while working? That's exactly what Active Desk does, it turns your average computer desk into an exercise bike.
The innovative computer desk was designed by Dr. Jim Martin, an associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah. According to Martin, low intensity pedaling can burn 300 to 800 calories a day.
What are the benefits of cycling while working? Four or more hours of sitting in front of a television or computer actually has some deadly risks according to Dr. James A. Levine. On the Mayo Clinic website he explains how extended periods of time sitting can put you at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, among other ailments.
Active Desk could actually be beneficial to living a longer, healthier life—and all while on the clock. The project is seeking funding on RocketHub, and a pledge of $2,000 will land you your own desk fresh off the production line.
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