Just when you think office jobs are demanding enough, you find out that they can also be a health hazard. This is mostly because you don't have the time or opportunity to get up and exercise during your regular nine-to-five.
Exercise is essential to maintaining your overall immunity, weight and energy levels and is ideal for keeping you happy and calm in highly stressful situations. So how do you work at an office desk and still get the workout you need, without compromising on efficiency? We bring you the top office workouts you can pull off on a daily basis!
Wall push-ups can be done quickly during your morning tea or lunch break, or even when you have a bathroom break. To complete your wall push-up, all you need to do is place your hands flat against a solid wall and simply lean into the wall and push out with your arms. Continue to do this for 10 to 20 repetitions. This exercise will not only get the blood pumping, it will also help to strengthen your arm muscles as well.
The shoulder roll is very simple and helps to loosen muscles in your neck and shoulders. To complete this exercise, simply move your shoulders into a straight-back position and roll them forward and backwards. Do this for up to 10 repetitions to help with building muscles and to ease any stiffness and soreness.
CIRCULAR LEG LIFTS
Circular leg lifts are a really easy exercise. You simply need to start by sitting straight on a chair with some room in front of you. Lift your leg up and straight out in front of you before moving both your ankle and your leg into a circular movement. Complete a set of five repetitions per leg in the one session before relaxing. With circular leg lifts, you can easily promote increased blood flow and circulation to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
Squats are a great way to get the heart pumping. While you may not feel comfortable completing a round of squats in your office cubicle, you can always take it to a more private spot such as the bathroom. By bending your knees and squatting up and down just five to 10 times, you have the ability to really improve your overall core muscle and leg strength while simultaneously improving your body’s circulation of blood.
SEATED LEG KICKS
Seated leg kicks really keep blood circulating throughout your legs. Simply sit firmly in the chair with plenty of space in front of you and kick out one leg at a time for 10-15 repetitions each. This will help to reduce any soreness while stretching your legs. This is one is perfect for when you really can’t leave your desk.
By developing a healthy routine of performing these quick and easy exercises while at your desk job, you can maintain your overall health for a happier and healthier lifestyle.