Sitting all the time in front of your desk has its health risks in the long run, especially if you do not consistently have the spare time needed to do workouts or physical activities afterwards. One medical study has shown that too much sedentary time increases the risk of health problems such as cancer and diabetes and even causes early death. Another study says that regular weekly exercises may not be enough to offset the effects of excessive sitting.

Fortunately, you do not have to get out of your seat to be physically active as desk exercise equipment is now en vogue. Desk exercise equipment not only burns your calories faster, but also improves blood circulation, strengthens joints and muscles, and even increases productivity and focus.

Listed here are some of the best desk exercise equipment that will keep your blood pumping while on your seat, ranging from elliptical trainers to even hand-strengthening devices. To be fit while you sit, here are 10 of the best desk exercises that you can use while sitting down:

1. Cubii Pro
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The Cubii Pro keeps you fit while you sit all day! Available in black and chrome colors, this elliptical machine has eight levels of resistance that lower the impact on your joints along with Bluetooth tracking that allows it to sync your progress to either your Fitbit tracker or Apple Health Kit.

2. Stamina InMotion Compact Strider
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The Stamina InMotion Compact Strider not only helps you burn calories, but also tone your lower muscles and improve cardiovascular health, all without the need to stand up. It has a tension knob that adjusts the intensity of your workout, along with a built-in monitor that displays exercise time, calories burned, total strides and number of strides per minute.

3. DeskCycle 2
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Featuring an adjustable pedal height and a six-function LCD display, the DeskCycle 2 is a step up over the original DeskCycle! Ideal for desks as low as 27 inches, it uses a joint-friendly magnetic resistance mechanism, and has eight resistance settings that allow you to customize your workout style as you sit.

4. Vive Folding Pedal Exerciser
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The Vive Folding Pedal Exerciser can be used either at home or at work! Featuring non-slip pedals with adjustable toe loops and non-slip feet that keep it in place at any surface, this pedal exerciser is compact and foldable so it can be stored under the desk.

5. Gaiam Ultimate Balance Ball Chair
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The Gaiam Ultimate Balance Ball Chair provides you with needed sedentary comfort and back support while you sit. Designed for people 5 to 5-feet, 11-inches tall, it features an anti-burst balance ball that strengthens your core muscles while improving your spinal alignment, and comes with a desktop guide with illustrations of multiple stretching and strengthening exercises.

6. Gaiam Balance Disc
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Available in three colors, the Gaiam Balance Disc turns your seat into an active one as it engages your abs and strengthens your core while sitting. This inflatable exercise disc is firm enough to fit your fitness needs and comfortability, and can also be used when you get out of your seat.

7. 321 Strong Silicone Hand Ring
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Made from Grade A silicone rubber, the 321 Strong Silicone Hand Ring packs up to 45 pounds of tension, toning your arms, wrists, hands, fingers and forearms in the process. If you are a sports person when not sitting at your desk, then it also gives you the added benefit of enhanced hand grip performance in any sport.

8. CanDo Digi-Squeeze
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Available in three sizes and five color-coded resistance levels, the CanDo Digi-Squeeze increases your fingers' stamina, strength and coordination! This squeezable hand-held exercise ball has finger and thumb-positioning indents and markings for both left and right-handed use, and comes with a free exercise pamphlet.

9. Nelobrands Finger Stretcher
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This set of finger stretchers from Nelobrands will leave you with stronger fingers after use! It comes with three color-coded and different-sized finger stretchers that are great for alleviating tension and stress as they improve blood circulation while reducing muscle tension among other benefits.

10. AmazonBasics 20-Pound Dumbbell Set
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You might need a couple of dumbbells to tone your arms with while on your desk, and the AmazonBasics 20-Pound Dumbbell Set does just that. It features three color-coded and different-sized pairs of dumbbells, all with Neoprene coating both for a secure grip and for use indoors or outdoors, and comes with an easy-to-assemble weight stand.