I don't know about you, but my exercise schedule doesn't really fit into winter's chilly, wet agenda. It's the same thing every year: I run or walk until the days become too dark, cold, wet and icy, and then I'm sedentary until the sun re-emerges. But I have to work off those holiday cookies (and cakes and candy canes and bonbons) somehow. If you don't want weather to limit your exercise either, we've found a great solution: Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Himaly Mini Exercise Bike. Right now, you can get it on sale for $48 — that's a lot cheaper than a gym membership and, frankly, it's a small price to pay to get moving when winter won't let you leave your house.
This gadget looks a bike that's been shrunk down to a Smurf-sized contraption. It's just two pedals mounted on a base, but it does a lot. The adjustable resistance level lets you decide how hard you want to work out, and the display screen shows you how far you've pedaled and the calories you've burned. It's compact and lightweight — perfect for under your desk — but since it weighs just eight pounds, you can take it just about anywhere, which is one of the reasons it has more than 5,000 five-star ratings from Amazon shoppers.
"Perfect to use while I work!" raved a five-star fan. "This is exactly what I needed to get some exercise while I'm stuck at my desk all day. It's just the right size."
"I had to stop exercising to write this review," shared a satisfied shopper. "This is a great product! It is quick and easy to put together. It takes less than 15 minutes. That includes taking everything out of the box! I needed something to use for low impact exercising. I have a heel spur. I use this machine for my legs and my arms. I have to go now; it is time for more exercising."
On top of that, you can use it to give yourself an arm workout as well.
"I purchased this item to use as an arm bike and it's perfect," reported a pleased shopper.
Others rave about how it helps with recovery from injuries and medical procedures — and it's great for older folks who can't always get outside for a walk.
"This was a gift for my mother who had injured her shoulder and had swollen legs," shared another grateful shopper. "The mini bike is great to provide her exercise and goes right along with her physical therapy. It is light enough for her to put on a table for arm exercising."
"I had my left knee replaced and the physical therapist recommended getting a pedaler for home rehab," shared another rave reviewer. "I use it for 10 mins, 3 times a day every day. It has certainly helped with breaking up the stiffness and increase the strength. Love all the different settings that you can get on this piece of equipment."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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