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Now you don’t even have the excuse of getting some exercise or going to the gym as a reason to leave work; expensive tchotchke store Hammacher Schlemmer lets you bring the gym to the office with the Elliptical Machine Office Desk.

We are big fans of standing desks, and have discussed treadmill desks as alternatives to sitting all day. But is the elliptical machine office desk an advancement of the art?

There is a lot to like about it. It is flexible and can be used in a number of different ways, as the desk is adjustable.

This is the adjustable-height desk that pairs with a semi-recumbent elliptical trainer to let users exercise while on the job. Designed to be pedaled at slower cadences that won’t break one’s concentration (or cause one to break a sweat), an average user can burn about 4,000 calories in a typical workweek.

That’s about twice the calories that you would burn using a standing desk alone.