For most of us, work is not at all about blood, sweat and tears. Rather it’s about our bums glued to seats while we get buried in emails. If not emails, maybe you’re whiling away the time mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram because who doesn’t have FOMO (fear of missing out).
Whatever cause it might be, our modern lives are engineered in a way that we can spend most of it sitting down. Unfortunately, SITTING IS KILLING US! Since none of us can just give up the ‘sitting life’, we have to find means and ways around it that’ll keep us fit and fine.
Here are a few work outs you can actually do at your desk that’ll keep you bendy and feeling good. Just like Yoga you know….just at your desk.
Strengthen those long, beautiful legs while sitting. And no one will even know that you’re working out. Simply sit at the edge of your chair with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Gently stretch your right leg out in front of you until it’s straight and parallel with the floor. Hold the pose for 10 seconds and release and repeat with your left leg. P.S.
Remember the football players? How the tap their feet in place while at practice? You can do the same! Try tapping your feet for 30 seconds or more while seated. And the results will bring in only happiness.
We think there’s none who hasn’t felt that stingy pain behind the neck right where the spine starts. However there’s a great way to relieve the tension in your neck. Raise your shoulders up towards your ear and hold for 10 seconds and just relax. If you want an even bigger stretch, do just one shoulder at a time and then alternate five times each.
This back twist is a great way to relieve tension in your back. To start with, sit in your chair and place your right arm behind your right hip. Twist your torso to the right side and hold for 10 seconds, then repeat on the other side. Aim to do at least three on each side.
This is perfect for you if you spend a lot of time typing. Just stand up for a few seconds and place your wrists onto your desk. Make sure your wrists face away from you and then start applying pressure until you feel the stretch. Sit back on your chair after you’re done with both the wrists and perform a few wrist circles. You’ll actually feel your wrists loosening up.
Walk A Little
Though not a desk exercise, but it’s a great one! Your boss might not be thrilled to know about this, but all the coffee and loo breaks are great excuses to keep your body moving. Next time you’re sitting at your computer feeling sleepy, just get up and step outside for a quick walk. Once you’re back, you have not only got some exercise but you’ll be refreshed and ready to work again.