Let’s Get Physical With Deskercising
What is deskercising, you ask? Well, it’s a clever way to refer to exercising at, and using things around your desk. Many people claim they never have enough time to work out at all, especially during the work day. But with these exercises, anyone can spare some time to get that blood pumping.
- Stand in front of a chair.
- Sit down on the edge of the seat and place your hands behind your hips.
- Your hands should be on the edge of the seat and shoulder width apart.
- Lift your buns off of the seat and walk your feet forward.
- Slowly lower your body downward.
- Extend your arms, raising your body upward and supporting your weight with your arms.
Try 2 sets of 6 to 8 reps.
Try adding ankle weights under your clothing; with this, you will essentially be exercising all day. And if you want to take it to the next level replace your office chair with a stability ball; this will improve your posture and strengthen your core.
If you whiz through both of those workouts, contact your HR department to see if they can provide your with a desk exercising option like the Office Gym(hyperlink). Think of this like Bowflex for your desk.
If you don’t do anything else, make sure you get up once every hour and take a five-minute walk.
Can you think of any other ways to get some movement in during the day?
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This article covers the exercise pillar of the Living Happier @Work program.