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Old 04-27-2007, 12:53 PM   #1  
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Default Does anyone use one of those mini stationary bikes?

I was browsing Amazon and came upon a couple of mini stationary bikes. You just put them under your desk and pedal away. An example would be this: http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Cycle-Bla...611807&sr=8-12

Does anyone use a mini stationary bike? Was it beneficial to your weight loss goals?
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:35 PM   #2  
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I've talked to a few people and from what I gather, those little mini bikes might be good for helping circulation if you have a health problem, but they would not result in enough calories burned to cause noticeable weight loss.

On the other hand, there was a study published last year that said people who fidget are more likely to be thin. The researcher does all of his work standing on a slow moving treadmill. Read a little more here. So if you used it enough every day (most of your workday) then you might find some benefit. But it won't replace traditional exercise, and would not provide cardio benefit.

Maybe someone who uses one will share their experience
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I use a mini stair step and love it because it takes up so little space. Perhaps it's not the "best" form of exercise but when I don't want to go to the gym or pop in an exercize dvd it works to get on it 1/2 hour or so.
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