In today’s world, many people spend hours behind a desk. Maybe at work, blogging or on social networking sites such as Twitter. Stress, fast food, and a sedentary lifestyle can accelerate one towards an unhealthier YOU! Your gut, waistline, hips, energy, moods are held hostage! There are, however, ways of overcoming the office-worker blues. With these simple exercises, you will be able to retain more muscle tone and stay on a healthy path.
Exercise One – Arm Pumps
In order to help protect against carpal tunnel syndrome, poor circulation, you could do arm pumps. While seated, pump both arms over your head for 30 seconds, then rapidly tap your feet on the floor, football-drill style, for 30 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times….every few hours.
Exercise Two – Side Stretches
Side stretches are excellent exercises to do at your desk. With your arms raised over your head or with your hands on your hips, lean gently over to each side as far as you can safely go. Becareful with your chair if it is on wheels. You can do this a few times on each side, several times through out the day.
Exercise Three – Butt Squeezes
The easiest exercise that you can do while sitting at the computer is butt squeezes. Simply squeeze and release your buttocks muscles several times each hour. This one is a must if you are in front of the computer for extended periods! Simple yet effective.
Exercise Four – Leg Lifts
At your desk, straighten your knees and lift your legs out in front of you, 10-15 every couple of hours. OR do 15-20 squats every two-three hours. This will exercise the large muscles in your legs.
Exercise Five -Computer Abs
This ab routine is another exercise that you can do constantly through out the day while maintaining a close distance to your computer. Ab exercises won’t reduce fat from your waistline, but you can still tone and tighten your abdominal muscles with the proper movements. Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Perform a simple pelvic tilt by pressing the low back into the chair, as your contract your abdominal muscles. Hold from 5 to 30 seconds, and repeat as often as you want. A simple move that works well and can be done anywhere that you are on your seat.
In a nutshell- Bun and ab exercise throughout the day ,the others every few hours.
Pretty simple! Of course (when time allows) get a run/walk in and continue with your fitness routine.
Whatever your circumstances are NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up on your journey!
You might even consider this—> Desk Top Yoga
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