Device lets workers exercise at their desks

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For the 75 million or so people in the United States alone who sit at their desks for eight or more hours a day, work typically takes a toll on fitness. New York-based Compactix is a company that aims to change all that with a portable device that allows deskbound professionals to exercise while they work. The DeskMate attaches easily to any desk up to three inches thick. There, sedentary workers can use it to burn calories, decrease fatigue, flex muscles and relieve stress, even while simultaneously typing, reading or talking on the phone. With adjustable resistance levels, the device…

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