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8 Simple ways to sneak in exercise at work

Aug 16 2018 • Written by Team Fitgenix

With many of us spending many hours working at a desk, it can be hard to stay fit. No, there’s no need to take a dumbbell to work. Still, there are better ways to get fit using effective office exercises.

So if you want to stay healthy despite your busy work in office, here a few simple desk exercises you can try in the office no matter how busy you are.

 

1. Rubber Neck

Sit up tall and drop your right ear down towards your right shoulder (you don’t have to touch it!) and hold for a few seconds and repeat for the left side.

 

2. Look left, look right

Turn your head the left and try and look over your shoulder and hold for a few seconds … repeat on the right

 

3. Touch the ceiling

Interlace your fingers, keep your palm facing upwards and reach up towards the ceeling, as high as you can. Hold for a few seconds.

 

4. Bobble head

Drop your chin down towards your chest and gently roll your head from side to side.

 

5. Shrugs

Raise both shoulders up towards your ears and hold for a few seconds and release. Repeat a few times.

 

6. Get wristy

Keep your hands parallel to the ground and roll your wrists, clockwise and then anti0clockwise a few times.

 

7.  Leg stretch

Hold one foot off the floor with your leg straight. Flex your ankle pointing your toes up. Extend you ankle pointing your toes down. Do ten times and repeat with other leg. Next, draw a circle with your toes, moving one foot clockwise and then counter-clockwise. Change feet.

 

8. Take a walk break

It is as simple as it sounds. Schedule a 5-10 minute walk break at least twice during work hours.

 

Many studies have shown that doing desk exercises at work can lead to a productive, successful and happy work experience. These six workouts can easily be done at work to help you keep up with your health and fitness goals. So why not try one of them today?

Contribute: Do write to us about any wellness program in your company that has led to noticeable gains for your employees, at smriti@fitgenix.in