Sitting at your desk for eight-plus hours a day isn’t doing much for your fitness goals. Put those minutes you spend zoning out to better use by limbering up with this easy to do exercise at the comfort of your office desk.
You probably don’t keep dumbbells at your desk, you know, hiding among your file folders, but you can improvise. Stand facing your desk chair. Bend at the waist and grab the arms of the chair. Keeping your abs tight, arms slightly bent and your back nice and flat, slowly pick the chair up off the ground. Aim for two sets of 20 of these to sculpt a sexy back.
Perhaps while waiting for your documents to be copied or printed, you can do squats to tone your thighs and backside. Stand with your feet wider apart then your hips, toes facing forward. Push your hips back to shift your body weight on your heels instead of your toes. Lean forward 45 degrees as you lower your hips to knee level. Keep your abs tight and rib cage high. Wiggle your toes–your weight should be on your heels. Keep your knees above your ankles. Squeeze your butt to stand. Repeat these steps for eight to 15 times.
When your eyes are tired from staring at your computer screen, try doing two minutes of dips on your office chair. If it has rollers, make sure you put it against a wall. Then, sitting on the chair, put your hands under your butt and scoot off the seat. Keeping your legs straight and together and balancing on your heels, bend your elbows no more than 90 degrees and then slowly straighten. Repeat 15 times.
To tone the quads and lower abs, you can do lower body lifts. Try them as you’re reading this: Sit up straight in your chair and extend your right leg forward. Lift it off the chair and hold for 10 seconds, and then relax. Makes the muscles in your upper leg tremble, right? And the best part is that your boss will never know you’re doing it. Repeat six times on each leg.
These few exercises can keep you up at work and helps you achieve a healthy life! You may also choose to relax and rejuvenate at the comfort of our Center. Studies showed that people who have themselves a massage every week keeps up with their stressful work. Visit the nearest Thai Odyssey Center and have a relaxing massage!