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Exercise pedals at work stations in offices for health & power

It is desirable for a number of reasons to provide means for federal employees to exercise while they are working at their work stations. Pedals to be put in front of our chairs with sufficient resistance so that there is real exercise would be best. The resistance could be adjusted.

 

Reasons: (1) It would be good for employees' health. (2) It would promote alertness while employees are working. (3) It ought to be possible to hook up the pedals with a system for storing power so that an appreciable amount of power might be created and stored, thus saving on energy bills. If radios and the like can be powered by cranking handles, there is no reason the same could not be done with pedals.

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Idea No. 2463