31 Jan '14, 9pm

Compact pedal-powered generator lets you charge your gadgets (and burn calories) at your desk

Compact pedal-powered generator lets you charge your gadgets (and burn calories) at your desk

Sitting at a desk (or just sitting in general) for long periods is not conducive to a healthy lifestyle, but for many office workers, there isn't another option. Working at a standing desk can help alleviate some of the back, hip, and neck issues that can come up because of sitting (I have found standing while working to be effective for me over the last year), but essentially, other than your hands or arms, your body is still predominantly motionless. One option could be using a pedal unit that fits under your desk, allowing you to pedal at varying levels of resistance while seated, which can help mitigate some of the effects of sitting, while also helping you burn some calories and feel a little better about that third or fourth donut from the breakroom. But if you really want to get the most out of pedaling at your desk, then it makes sense to convert that mechanical mo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/pedal-powered-generator...

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