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New research has found three out of 10 Brits don't do ANY exercise... so why not make like Victoria Beckham and work out at your desk? Yesterday she took the skill to a whole new level when she tweeted a picture of herself standing on a treadmill. At a desk. While wearing stiletto boots. Naturally. The designer tweeted, ‘Every office should have one of these, work out and work at the same time!! Genius!! X vb.’
She’s definitely got the right idea, given that a new study from market research firm Mintel has found that three out of ten Brits don’t work out – and apparently women are the most inactive, with 34 per cent of us admitting to doing little or no exercise.
With more and more of us having sedentary jobs and working long hours which leave little time for fitness, the results are perhaps unsurprising. The question is, would you be tempted to burn the calories while rushing to meet that deadline? We’ve found three other ways to get your deskercise – just leave the heels to VB.
1. The DeskCycle...
A mini exercise bike that fits under your desk, allowing you to pedal as you work. Genius! £139, Amazon.
2. The standing-up desk...
A study found that standing for three extra hours a day during the working week burns 630 calories. That’s almost 2.9 original glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts (we did the maths). Various standing-desk options are available at officefitness.co.uk.
3. The balance ball chair...
Strengthen your core muscles and improve your spinal alignment by swapping your regular chair for this one. Balance ball chair, £79.99, Gaim.
Words: Christina Quaine