Exercising at Work
Exercising at work is not only just a great sounding idea; it can also be a life-altering one. Most people, who have office jobs, spend a lot of their time sitting down staring at a computer screen. This can lead to multiple health issues, such as heart problems, bad cholesterol and weight gain. However, by completing just few exercises at the office, you can improve your well-being and even boost your productivity.
Do you even ‘Stairs’ Bro?
Instead of taking the lift to your office, take the stairs. This offers a simple aerobic workout, which will improve your stamina. To push yourself that extra bit further, try taking two steps at a time.
Triceps desk dips (not for chips)
This exercise is designed to tone up the backside of your arms. Stand facing away from your desk and place both hands firmly on the edge your desk behind you. Next straighten your legs out in front of, keeping them together. Bend your arms at the elbow to dip and raise yourself. Repeat 15 times.
‘I Can Show You the World’ (of Exercising at Work)
If you fancy feeling like Aladdin, then this exercise is perfect for you. Whilst sat in your chair, cross your legs with your feet, under your knees. Holding onto the armrests, lift yourself up and hold for 10 – 20 seconds. Repeat this 5 times to strengthen your core.
Twist and Shout
To perform this exercise, you will need to acquire a swivel chair. Once the chair has been obtained, sit up straight, holding your feet slightly above the floor. Hold the desk in front of you with your fingers and thumb (Make sure arms are at full stretch). Now, tensing your abs, twist your core from one side to the other. Repeat this 20 times.
Hey! ‘Squats’ wrong with youuu?
Exercising at work with these chair squats is a great way for working your leg muscles. Stand just in front of your chair. Keeping your back straight, bend your knees so that your bum lightly touches the seat. Stand back up straight and repeat 20 times.
No ‘Calf’ Measures
Another good leg exercise is calf raises. Every time you are standing, rise onto your tiptoes, and then back down again. This will help to tone your calf muscles. Repeat this as many times as possible.
To get a firm bottom, tense and hold your buttocks muscles for 10 seconds and release. Again, repeat, this as many times as possible.
- Park further away in the morning
- Commute differently
- Set up physical meetings (can be more personal)
- Stand up when taking phone calls
- Have walking meetings
For those who find it difficult to get to the gym because of their job, exercising at work is the ideal solution for keeping healthy, whilst also having free time before and after work. Click here to see some extra tips.