Weight-loss value of under-desk pedaling?
December 29, 2012 8:12 PM Subscribe
Is an under-desk pedal exerciser a worthwhile supplement to an existing weight-loss / exercise regimen?
posted by Alabaster to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I need to lose weight and I already have an elliptical and free-weight routine.
In addition to my "dedicated" workout time, I've been considering getting a small pedal exerciser
(link is just the first example that came up) to do some lightweight exercise while I work at my computer. The idea is to add 1-3 hours of "idle" exercise during a normally-sedentary activity. But the reviews for these products imply that they are primarily used by the elderly and disabled (I am neither).
Of course I know that any
exercise is better than being sedentary, but is it worthwhile to do 1-3 hours of medium (not-much-sweat) pedaling, compared with (for example) just adding an extra 10 minutes to my vigorous elliptical routine, or taking an occasional work-break to do a set of pushups?
P.S. I'm not interested in a walking desk, a computer stand for my elliptical, or any bulky equipment.