5 Ways to Keep Active at Your Work Desk

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Those of us whose jobs are entirely based at our desks know that after awhile, your body gets stiff. While getting up and going for a walk around the office will probably help, sometimes work gets so busy that you end up sitting down for hours.

Here are five ways to keep your body from going into a slump for those long work days

Shoulder Shrugs

This one is not difficult to do, but will loosen up your shoulders. All you have to do is raise your shoulders up and down. Not too fast, but not too slow either.

Leg Extensions

Here’s an exercise you can do without bothering anyone else around you. Sit in your chair upright. Then raise one leg up straight, and hold for three to five seconds before resting. Repeat 12 times with one leg, then do it for the other leg.

Hip Flexion

Make sure you have enough room so that you don’t end up banging the top of your desk. A hip flexion will exercise most of your lower body. All you have to do is sit at your chair, with arms on the rests. Fold your knee so it is at a less than 90 degree angle, then bring it up to your chest and then slowly bring it down. Do this 20 times for each leg.

Chair Crunch

This exercise will exercise your core, but make sure you have room, otherwise you’ll end up smacking your face into your desk. Sit down, rest your elbows on your thighs, and try to curl your chest into your legs without curling your arms. It’s tougher than it sounds.

The Chair Float

Don’t try this one unless your office chair rests are sturdy. Cross your legs, then try and raise your body to “float” above your seat with just your arm and core strength. Hold for 10 seconds, then slowly release. Do this a couple of times.

There are many professionals at Pro Active Health Group that can help you with heath problems that come from a stiff work day. Contact us to see how we can help.

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