8 Easy Exercises at Your Desk


8 Easy Exercises – From MakeUseOf.com by Yaara Lancet

Full details – http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-easy-exercises-to-help-you-stay-fit-at-your-desk/?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=2012-10-15

Tap Your Feet – Place your feet on the floor and start tapping them quickly, as if you’re running on the spot.

The Praying Position- Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor, and bring the palms of your hands together in front of your chest, as if you’re praying for something (like the meeting to be over). Now push your hands together as hard as you can.

Shoulder Stretching – Raise your shoulders upwards as if you’re shrugging and hold them there for a few seconds. Release, and repeat.  And roll back your shoulders until your shoulder blades are almost touching. Hold for several seconds, release, and repeat.

Elbow To Knee – Sit up straight in your chair and place your hands on the sides of your head. The point of the exercise is to bring each elbow towards the opposite knee.

The Wall Sit – find a wall, pretend you’re sitting on a chair while leaning your back on the wall. Distract yourself by reading while you “sit” there.

Hip Flexion – Sit straight in your chair, and keep your knees at a 90 degree angle. Now raise one foot off the floor and hold it in that position as long as you comfortably can.

Squeeze! – Choose a muscle you want to work on (for example, your abdomen or your buttocks), squeeze it as hard as you can.

Other Ways To Stay Fit – Take the stairs when you can, walk or bike to work if possible, drink plenty of water, and don’t be tempted by all the snacks in the kitchen. 

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