Amazon Prime Big Deal Days is coming up next week! Prime members will be able to shop exclusive deals during October 10-11. There’s one thing on my shopping list and that is an under desk walking pad/treadmill.
My Fitness Journey
I’ve been on an on-and-off fitness journey over the past few years. Ever since having kids, my body hasn’t been the same as before. I feel a lot weaker and get tired way more easily.
Also, after getting into my 30’s, I have definitely noticed a slowing in my metabolism. When I was in my 20’s, I could literally eat or drink anything, and it was so easy to burn it off. These days, even with controlling my diet and adding more exercise into my routine, it feels impossible to lose my mom tummy.
I realize my body won’t be exactly the same as pre-baby, but I do want to get into better shape and hope to get some energy back as well.
Search for a Under Desk Walking Pad
Recently, I’ve switched up my diet and also started exercises 4-5 times per week. But I’m not really seeing the results I want.
I was thinking back to when I was at my fittest. I was teaching in Korea at the time, and since I didn’t have a car, I walked everywhere. I started my day by walking 15 minutes to school and since I was teaching, I was on my feet most of the day.
Even after I had kids, I feel like I was constantly on the move. I was carrying babies and chasing after toddlers. Now that both my kiddos are at school, and I’m back to working full-time, I have unfortunately embraced the sedentary lifestyle, and I am fighting to get out of it!
Health Benefits of Walking
Just doing a brief search on Google, the health benefits of walking is undeniable. It is great for cardiovascular health. It can help boost your metabolism and get rid of stubborn belly fat, while also really great for reducing cortisol levels and helping you manage stress levels.
My current job requires me to spend most of my day sitting in front of my computer. So I thought that an under desk walking pad would be a great way to incorporate walking throughout my day.
The Bestselling Walking Pads/Treadmills on Amazon
When I searched Amazon for the walking pads, I was surprised to see so many of them available. It became so popular over the past few years, and there are so many to choose from.
I thought I would do a round-up of the best walking pads and treadmills I have found on Amazon and go through the specs of each of them, and this will also help me decide which one to purchase. Hopefully this will be helpful for you as well!
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Length: 48” Maximum Speed: 3.8 mph Weight Capacity: 320 lbs
Length: 48” Maximum Speed: 4 mph Weight Capacity: 265 lbs
Length: 50” Maximum Speed: walking (with remote) 3.8 mph, running 7.6 mph Weight Capacity: 280 lbs
Length: 50” Maximum Speed: 3.8 mph Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Length: 53” Maximum Speed: walking 3.8 mph, running with frame up 7.6 mph Weight Capacity: 265 lbs
I have a simple IKEA desk and have a standing desk from VariDesk on top. I’m not sure which exact model I have, but it’s similar to this one. I’m hoping that it’ll be the right height for me to use with a walking pad!
If you don’t have one, I’ve seen so many electric standing desks which are easily adjustable. They look chic and look super convenient.
Here are some that look really nice and are highly rated.
What I’m Leaning Towards
After doing this research, I’m leaning toward the Redliro walking pad. I think it’ll look really nice in my home office, and I like the size and the speed capabilities. This one also fits into my budget and I’m hoping that the deals during Prime Big Deal Days will make it even more cost-effective.
I hope you’ve found this post helpful and that you find the best walking pad for you! Which one are you planning on getting?
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