Sneak in Some Exercise While Working at Home With an Under-the-Desk Elliptical, Balance Board, and Standing Desk

Adding some cardio with the under-the-desk elliptical or utilizing a standing desk can help increase productivity.
Adding some cardio with the under-the-desk elliptical or utilizing a standing desk can help increase productivity. / The Grommet/Amazon
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Exercise is about more than just improving your health and physical well-being—it's also been shown to increase productivity and reduce work-related stress. And even if you’re currently working from home, there are still plenty of ways to get a little exercise in while you're at your desk (or couch). 

Known for being easier on the joints, this under-the-desk elliptical from Cubii ($249) can make your cardio routine fit seamlessly into your work day. This particular model has a built-in display showing how long you’ve been working out, the calories you’ve burned, how far you’ve gone, and more. And since it’s designed to be quiet, you can pedal your way through conference calls and video meetings without anyone even noticing.

If you're the type that likes to stand up, stretch, and walk around the office a bit, the VIVO standing desk ($160) can help you stick to that routine. Not only will it allow you to take a much-needed break from sitting, but standing desks have been shown to potentially reduce back pain and increase your overall mood. The VIVO's simple height-locking mechanism allows you to go from sitting to standing in one easy movement, while the desk itself has enough space for two monitors.

You can also try pairing a standing desk with the FluidStance balance board ($189) for some extra exercise. Lightweight and made from recycled materials, the FluidStance is all about engaging your core muscles, which helps improve your balance and burns calories along the way.

Exercise isn’t the only way to increase productivity while working from home—head here to check out folding book stands and moleskin notebooks that can help you organize your WFH office.

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