Think about your day, and how much of it is spent on your butt. You sit on your commute, you sit at your job, and you likely sit when you’re at home. Recent studies have shown that all of this time spent sitting (usually with poor posture) is starting to bite us in the butt – no pun intended.
Too much sitting can cause spinal problems, muscle degeneration, heart disease, and more, leading to the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking”. An easy way to shake up your sedentary lifestyle is by exercising at work. You don’t need any sweatbands or dumbbells, you can do these exercises right at your desk – it’s deskercise!
Stretch It Out
Sitting all day can leave our muscles really tight – set aside some time each day to stretch them out. Any stretch is good, but make sure to give extra attention to your neck, back, shoulders, hips, and hamstrings.
Squats are easy, offers tons of benefits, and can be done in the office. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and bend at the knees until they are at a 90-degree angle. Hold for a few seconds before standing up. Repeat for 10-12 reps.
Stand with your back against the wall and slowly lower yourself until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Hold this position for as long as possible, aiming for at least one minute. Beware – it’s easier said than done.
Step It Up
The more steps you take, the more exercise you get. Step it up a notch by doing things like parking your car in the back of the lot, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and walking to your co-workers desk instead of emailing them.
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