How to stay active throughout your workday

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Sitting on your behind for eight hours a day is both unnatural and unhealthy. But working life doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some awesome workplace gadgets that will keep you moving throughout the day.

  • What are the best workplace gadgets for my home office? We have a collection filled with great chairs, desks, organizers, and more.
  • How much exercise do we need to stay healthy? Doctors recommend that we get 150 minutes of moderate activity, such as walking, every week.
  • How do you stay active without leaving your desk? Keep reading to see our favorite tech solutions!

With the cool breeze of AC in summer and an endless supply of coffee, working in an office sounds pretty idyllic. But like a caged animal at the zoo, we were not made to slump in an executive chair all day — no matter how ergonomic it might be. These workplace gadgets should help you stay active, maintain good health, and release that pent-up stress.

Autonomous SmartDesk 3 AI Standing Desk

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SmartDesk 3 adjustable desk

Standing desks can be great for limited periods. But after eight hours standing in one spot, you may start to feel the pain. This adjustable desk offers a neat solution, allowing you to switch between sitting and standing in seconds.

Price: $499 USD

ProForm Thinline Pro Desk Treadmill

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ProForm treadmill desk

Want to burn some calories? This high-end treadmill has a standing desk built in, meaning you can walk for miles while answering emails. With adjustable speed and incline, this is the ultimate desk for fitness freaks.

Price: $2,499.99 USD

Lavolta Ergonomic Foldable Laptop Stand

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Lavolta laptop stand

Of course, not everyone has space for a fancy desk at work. But with Lavolta’s laptop stand, you can get the full standing-desk experience at your regular ol’ desk. Get two, and you can use one for your desktop monitor and one for your keyboard.

Price: $38.54 USD

AlleyOOP Rocker Standing Desk Board

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AlleyOOP Rocker

If you choose the standing desk option, AlleyOOP will keep you moving. More stable than a balance board, this clever contraption lets you roll gently from one leg to the other. This improves circulation, and helps avoid stiffness.

Price: $79 USD

Casper Boards 2-in-1 Active Footrest

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Casper Board footrest

You don’t have to stand to stay active at work. This cool balance board doubles as a footrest when you’re sitting down. Balanced on a fulcrum, the board encourages you to pump your legs under your desk.

Price: $109 USD

Cubii Pro Under Desk Elliptical

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Cubii Pro

If you’re happy to work a little harder in the seated position, the Cubii Pro offers a painless workout. This tiny cycling machine easily fits under the smallest desk, and it keeps track of your minutes, miles, calories, and rpm.

Price: $349 USD

FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro Cycle Desk

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Flexispot Deskercise cycle desk

While Cubii replicates a gentle ride around the park, the FlexiSpot Deskcise bike is the ultimate office accessory for serious cyclists. With eight different resistance levels to choose from, you can be working on hill climbing and spreadsheets at the same time.

Price: $399 USD

Desktop Wood Slingshot

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Wooden slingshot

When the urge to procrastinate becomes overwhelming, this beautiful slingshot should provide a fun upper body workout. It’s perfect for causing mischief in the office, and it even comes with a classy desk stand.

Price: $49 USD

Stay active

We are all for staying healthy at Gadget Flow — we even challenge each other with fitness goals.

If you manage to stay active in the office, we’d love to hear how you do it!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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