I want to get more slow aerobic exercise this year, beyond just my biking. But I didn’t want to spend a young fortune (since I don’t have one), so I tried to figure out how to make do with what I have on hand.
Then I realized I’ve had an adjustable heighth desk for more than a dozen years. I’ve also got a stair-stepper I rarely use. So I cut the handlebars off the stepper, which lets it fit under the desk at full height. Here’s what it looks like:
I gave it a little workout while writing this morning, and I do work up a sweat. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be coordinated enough to type and step at the same time. I’ll stay with it for a while to see how it goes, but if it’s not working out for me, I may move to a walker-treadmill, which is probably better suited to working simultaneously.
This is the mill I’m looking at – somebody already bought one for this purpose:
Here’s the blurb:
Minute for minute, treadmills are the ultimate fat burning machine, eliminating up to 900 calories an hour. The Confidence Power Plus treadmill makes them an affordable machine for every household, so you can be burning fat without the hassle of having to go to the gym or bracing the weather. It is ideal for people new to running and those looking to shed a few extra pounds, and with it’s folding design and wheels, it is easy to store and roll away. 600W power motor. Runway Size: 38.5″ x 14″. Full product size: 49″ x 24″ x 11″. Weight of machine: 53 lbs.
If I can’t make the stepper work, this one should do the trick.