Everybody is aware that aside from healthy eating, exercise is crucial for our overall health and well-being. Physical activities such as exercise helps in repairing our muscles and burning fats, to transform it into an energy.
However, it is easier said than done. With our hectic schedules and personal appointments, its is sometimes hard to make a room for exercise. Not to mention we are primarily living a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting for 8 hours in the office makes us feel sluggish and tired. This, in turn, discouraged us from committing a workout regimen.
But did you know that you can turn this circumstance into your favor to promote physical activity and more body movements? Yes! There are some quick and easy exercises that you can do in your office (even at your desk) while working!
In this blog post, we will learn these mini work-out you can perform at the office to help you become fit without interrupting your hectic schedule.
1. Exercise your legs
Your blood circulation is greatly affected when you’re sitting for a longer period of time, especially in your legs. Let’s correct the blood circulation by doing this exercise.
While sitting at your desk, slowly extend your legs and try to reach down toward your toes. Keep it for a few minutes and repeat the process as many times as you can.
2. Chair Squats
Chair squats are beneficial for your entire body. It helps you ease the pain on your lower back, quads, and it tightens your buttocks. To perform this exercise, you need to stand 6″ in front of your chair and slowly lower yourself down until your butt touches the edge of your chair. Pop back up and repeat the exercise whenever you can.
3. Wrist stretch
Aside from the possibility of hurting your lower back from sitting all day, I bet your fingers are also tired from all the typing tasks. This exercise will help you ease the pain and numbness you’re feeling with your hands. The following are the steps in performing the exercise:
- Extend your arm in front of you with your palm down.
- Bend your wrist, pointing your hand toward the floor.
- With your other hand, gently bend your wrist farther until you
- feel a mild to moderate stretch in your forearm.
- Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
4. Walk to the stairs as you go on floors
Instead of taking the elevators and escalators, take the time to walk on the stairs as you go on floors for your work routine. This is a great walking exercise and keeps your metabolism on fire.
No matter how busy you are, the fast metabolism diet community firmly believes that we can find a time to be more physically active in our own little ways. Instead of stressing yourself from failing to perform your phase-specific exercise, seize every moment and turn it into an opportunity to move your body.