People who are most likely to enjoy cycling behind their desks are typical cycling enthusiasts, or are there more employees who would like to pedal under their desks during working hours? In any case, one thing is clear: it’s incredibly good for our health. And so, there are a number of positive effects of a desk bike.
You move more during your working day
Nowadays it is known that prolonged sitting is very bad for your health and even shortens your lifespan. That’s why it’s important that you don’t sit on an office chair all day. You can do this by alternating between sitting and standing or by sliding a desk bike under your desk. This way you burn calories and stay physically active while working at your desk. It’s good to make this a daily habit.
You work faster
Research done to measure the effect of the desk bike has shown that people start working faster in the long-term. Because your mind is fit and fresh for longer, you stay more concentrated on your tasks. A remark that has to be made is that it does depend on the kind of work you do. When you have to do very precise work that requires fine motor skills, the speed decreases slightly. But especially the clicking goes a lot faster.
Your employees are fitter and happier
Exercise increases productivity, because it stimulates your blood circulation, your body absorbs more oxygen and makes you stronger and fitter. But in addition to the physical aspect, psychological complaints also decrease and you can prevent a burn-out. 20 minutes of pedalling a day is enough, making the desk bike a nice addition to the office.