Gone are the days where physical strength was on demand and people actually did labour for money. Now a lot of us complain about gaining weight, going out of shape and health problems because we don’t get time to exercise because of work, being glued to our chairs. Well these are all excuses, or will be after reading these 6 exercises you can EASILY do at work.
To work better, stop working for a while.
#1: Chair Squats
Give your chair rest for 5 minutes and stand in front of it. Widen your legs a little more than your hip distance and start bending your hips towards the chair in a sitting position. Stop just before your hips touch the chair and hold for a few seconds then get back up. Repeat the same for 5 minutes.
Chair squat help to strengthen the muscles and give a rounder shape to the hips.
#2: Leg Raising
You can perform this exercise while concentrating on your work. So yay!
While sitting on your desk, raise one leg to 90° and hold for half a minute. Then put that leg down and do the same with the other leg. Repeat this process for 5-10 minutes and you’re done!
This exercise helps you to tighten the abs on thigh deadline.
#3: Walk and Talk
Receiving a phone call? Get up, go out, walk and talk. Having a chit- chat break with a colleague? Go for a walk and talk. Discussing plans? Bitching about boss? About a new crush? Just go for a walk.
In addition to other benefits, walking also helps to lighten the mood, improves sleep, do more and for longer!
#4: Exercise Ball at Work
If your office is cool enough to let you try different things, try sitting on an exercise ball and work.You just have to make the exercise ball your chair and work normally. Sounds fun, right?
Exercise balls help to develop good overall muscle tone for the body and other benefits like rehabilitating back, hip and knee injuries and delivering a powerful workout to improve core stability, posture and muscle balance.
That’s a lot, isn’t it?
#5: Say NO to Elevators
ALL of us see it, but avoid it. Whenever we see an elevator waiting for us, we take the bait. We go for what’s easy and fast. Sad.
Try avoiding elevators and escalators whenever possible and take the stairs. Climbing stairs pumps up the blood circulation in your body, burns more calories than walking on a flat treadmill, increases core muscle strength and releases stress.
#6: Desk Push-ups
Okay, this could be a little embarrassing but it’s a nice alternative to normal gym exercise. Just stand 5 feet away from your desk with your feet together and hands on the edge of the desk, shoulder width apart. Inhale while lowering your chest to the edge of your desk and exhale pushing back up. Repeat this exercise 20 times and you are good to go!
It strengthens your arms so you can type better, requires a long list of muscles to work, including shoulders, arms, legs, hips, back, abs which helps in the muscle building and improves strength.
Now you can go and stop complaining!