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WOODLANDSPRYTE Posts: 137
4/13/13 11:19 A

I requested a small under desk elliptical/bike for Christmas and my husband got it for me. It was the only one I thought 'might' fit under my desk... unfortunately... it's about 2 inches too high to use under the desk. The way our cubicles are designed, my desk can't be raised. It's pretty heavy, so repacking and returning online would have been a pain. It's back home now and I kinda use it watching TV... but unfortunately it's not getting any where near the use I had intended. If you opt to go this route... really research it first. I do love mine and it would have been perfect, if it fit.

Edited by: WOODLANDSPRYTE at: 4/13/2013 (11:20)
~~Marguerite aka Spryte~~

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GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (104,828)
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4/13/13 11:18 A

LOL - I love SHEROLDS answer - she's smart like a fox.

Try to stand every once in awhile and do calf raises or other leg stretches, holding onto your chair. I sneak weight workouts in when ever possible, using my own resistance (no weights)



SONICB Posts: 4,308
4/13/13 11:06 A

Have you heard of mini exercise bikes? They can usually fit under a desk, and you can pedal while working to get your heart rate up.

JOJONORMAND Posts: 20
4/12/13 8:19 P

great input Thanks!
since I have a window in my office looking out into manufacturing I will keep all exercise confined to the Ladies room which these will work great in!!

WOODLANDSPRYTE Posts: 137
4/12/13 1:49 P

I used to do wall push-ups (open armed and closed) every time I went to the restroom... after a couple of months my arms looked great!

~~Marguerite aka Spryte~~

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CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,205)
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4/12/13 1:30 P

I do squats, lunges, walking lunges, desk pushups, regular pushups, a few yoga poses. You get the idea. I have my own office, so I don't run too big of a risk of people seeing me do a few exercises.

JOJONORMAND Posts: 20
4/12/13 1:26 P

thanks I appreciate your help!!

JOJONORMAND Posts: 20
4/12/13 1:25 P

would work IF we had stairs! No other floors except ground level..
thanks

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (117,847)
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4/8/13 10:28 P

I too used to go to use the restroom, but climbed stairs and used restrooms up on other floors. Noticed that other workers did this, too.

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
KELLY_SP SparkPoints: (111,155)
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4/8/13 9:16 P

Hello,

Here is a great article that you may find helpful. Be sure to check out the related content at the bottom of the article as well.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=399


Be well,
Kelly

"We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." Carlos Castaneda

Live Kind. Laugh Often. Love Always.
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4/8/13 8:22 P

I imagine you also get a lunch break. Take a 10 to 20 minute walk during that time.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
4/8/13 5:54 P

HAHAHA! I LOVE it, Sheryl!!! When I get an office job, I'm going to to that.

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

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SHERYLDS Posts: 12,892
4/8/13 5:39 P

I worked in a large office building. I used to pick up my notebook and walk away from my desk as if I was going to a meeting. Then I would walk, take the stairs, and come back for a few minutes. No one ever questioned it because it always looked as if I were going to meet with a user or going to a meeting. It gets the blood circulating and helps relieve the tension in the shoulders. And you can think clearer.

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 start wt. 231
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
4/8/13 5:26 P

Can you access youtube from work? If you can, spark has a few seated workouts that you can try. There's seated cardio, seated upper body, and seated core, for sure. I'm not sure if there are more.

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.


"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
JOJONORMAND Posts: 20
4/8/13 4:44 P

Help I spend 9 hours a day attached to my computer, I am lookin for quick stretches(besides touching my toes) to do when I run to teh restroom..
all help is appreciated!!

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