Those of us tied to our desks for tens of hours each day know that a sedentary lifestyle messes up our health and fitness goals. Sure, you should schedule regular breaks and make time to go for a walk or hit the gym, but there's always a chance that an unwanted email will hit our inbox and mess up our workout schedules indefinitely. Because of this, a booming industry has emerged that keeps us active when we need to work from home or the office. Options include elevated desks so we can stand at our workstations. There are also clever tricks like sitting on an exercise ball to keep us mobile, but a bike that doubles as an office chair might be the smartest solution yet.
With around 90 percent of companies now enabling hybrid forms of work for their employees, many people are getting used to a new lifestyle that makes it less necessary to leave the house. As such, many of us are responding to this, and the current cost of living crisis, by cutting back on “luxury” spending like gym memberships. It's a dire condition that threatens to rob us of all energizing workouts that are beneficial to both our physical and mental health. With this in mind, FlexiSpot's Sit2Go range of 2-in-1 gym chairs is a great solution. We looked at the F1C Eco model.
Many office workers and gamers are fans of elevated desks, allowing them to stand rather than sit, but staying upright for long periods of time can become uncomfortable. The good news is that the Sit2Go is designed to work well with height-adjustable desks and is a great way to keep your body moving when you're tired of being on your feet. Compared to simply sitting, a desk bike helps you burn calories when you would otherwise be sedentary. According to Harvard University, the actual number of calories burned when riding a stationary bike at a "moderate" pace varies depending on a number of individual factors, but at a moderate pace; At a speed of about 12 to 13.9 miles per hour for 30 minutes, a person weighing 125 pounds could burn 210 calories, and someone riding 155 pounds could burn 260 calories. w that's a solid way to spend a lunch break!
The Sit2Go Eco version ($349) is stable at under 55dB according to the product spec and is surprisingly quiet, meaning you won't irritate neighbors or colleagues on the floor below while cramming into that cycling session. And while the seating positions and adjustments are unlikely to match your ergonomic executive chair, most will find that they can pedal in complete comfort for a few hours. A pneumatic lift system provides users with smooth and easy height adjustment via an easy-to-access handle, making the transition from sitting to driving a hassle-free process in just a few seconds. The breathable mesh on the back of the chair helps cool off and when it comes to the workout itself, the Eco model has 8 resistance modes for easy and more intense workouts, so you can work up a sweat without missing that important call.
If you feel like those long Zoom audio meetings are draining your life force, then Sit2Go is an ideal way to make the most of your time sitting down. A sleek design makes the chair both attractive and easy to move (the Eco weighs 42.5 pounds), and while it may never replace a full-body workout at your local gym, the Sit2Go could become your most productive office companion yet.