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Level Up Your Walking Game While You Work With These Under-Desk Treadmills

In many ways, the rise in work-from-home options has turned our living spaces into offices, meeting rooms, and even home gyms. While doing everything from home can create a tricky balance between staying active or curling up on the couch, one new gadget is giving people the option of walking their way into better health from the comfort of their homes.


Walking pads, also known as under-desk treadmills, are the latest fitness trend to capture the attention of the TikTok girlies. Think of it as your hot girl walk, but indoors. These compact and portable machines are the perfect way to walk, stroll, or jog indoors without the need for a large, traditional treadmill. These walking pads can easily fit under a desk or a corner space and are perfect for anyone who might be a little gym shy or may want to burn a few calories while they're working.

While many of our jobs can call for our full attention from morning to evening, finding the right pocket of time to get your workout in while maintaining your work-life balance is a juggling act that many of us have yet to master. Being glued to your desk for long periods of time may seem like a harmless habit, but being stationary with little to no movement has its side effects.

According to studies, prolonged periods of sitting can heighten the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, while other sedentary lifestyles and habits may elevate the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. While some popular notions are to hit the 10,000 steps a day mark, research has shown that even taking a brisk 10-minute walk daily is a sufficient way to get your steps in and meet the goal of 150 minutes of weekly exercise, as recommended by the NHS.

If you’re looking to take a new exercise routine for a spin, grab your best-running shoes and workout playlist because we’ve got you covered.

BEST INDOOR WALKING EXERCISES: 

Get 5000 steps in with @growwithjo! This 30-minute walk aims to boost your mood and burn fat while you get your stroll on. Hop on your treadmill for an extra challenge!

If you want a walking routine that leaves your glutes burning, try a treadmill with an incline like TikTok user @prettycritical.

@prettycritical

a walking pad that hits your glutes #walking #hotgirlwalk #walkingpad #fittok #workfromhome #realhousewives #egofit #egofitwalkerpro #glutesworkout

Where there’s a will, there’s a way to keep the gains. To keep your peach sitting right, fitness instructor @trainertaby recommends using a resistance band and doing “low-intensity steady-state cardio.”

@trainertaby

Low Intensity Steady State Cardio has been my go to✨super easy & highly effective for my friends that want to burn fat while keeping their hard earned gains💪🏾you can find my resistance bands at bandycheeks.com🍑 #newyear #health #healthy #fitness

Looking for the perfect playlist for your treadmill session? Try this Rihanna-inspired #playliststrut from @makenzieandmalia.

@makenzieandmalia

this workout was not my idea‼️ I saw@benntheredonethat do it first (she made the playlist as well) Just trying to make some fun work out videos💕

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