There are many exercises designed for those who are busy working a 9 to 5 job and just don't have the time for a normal exercise routine. We also know that work can get stressful and it's nice to be able to take a break, calm down, and then refocus on the task at hand. Below, you'll find some of our favourite exercises designed to keep you in shape and help calm your mind when you need it most.
Strengthen those beautiful legs while sitting at your desk. Simply sit to the edge of your chair with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Gently extend your right leg out in front of you until it's straight and parallel with the floor. Hold the pose for 10 seconds, release, and repeat with your other leg. Do the exercise five times on each leg.
Another exercise to do at your desk is the Foot Drill. While seated, try tapping your feet for 30 seconds at a time – or longer if you can!
Just because you’re seated at your desk doesn’t mean your arms can’t do just about anything they want. Many arm exercises can be performed while seated at your desk. Stretch the muscles in your right arm by reaching as far to the left as you can with your right arm while supporting it in the crook of your left elbow and then hold it there.
Rotating at the waist
Strengthen your core by rotating at the waist while remaining seated. Rotate as far to the left as you can and hold for five seconds, then repeat on the right. Grab the backrest of your chair with your hands for extra support.
Sit on the edge of the chair, with legs bent at the knees 90 degrees and feet flat on the floor. Hold the chair or the armrest with your hands for support. Lean backward keeping your spine straight. Lift both legs up toward your chest, keeping your legs bent at the knees. Then lower your legs to the floor. Repeat the exercise 30 times.
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