Sure you’ve got a desk job. But that doesn’t mean you can’t give a little exercise to that body of yours. Exercise doesn’t necessarily mean that you can do it only outdoors and it’s not necessary that only rigorous exercise can benefit your body.
Here are some exercises that you can do even at your desk at office. If you don’t have time to go to the gym, you can at least keep yourself fit doing some basic exercises.
Desk Push-ups- This is really simple and can give you almost the same results as the real thing.
- Stand a few feet away from your desk.
- Place your hands on the desk, keeping your feet together.
- Your hands should be at the same level as your shoulder.
- Lower your chest to the desk and push back.
Chair Squats- Squats are the best exercise for your thighs and hips.
- Stand with your back to the chair.
- Keep your feet wide till the level of your hips.
- Squat till the level of your seat and rise up again.
- Repeat 15-20 times.
Leg Raise- Leg raises can be done both seated and standing..
- If seated, raise your leg straight and hold for a few minutes
- If standing, hold on to the side of your chair and raise each leg alternatively and hold for a few moments
Stretches- Stretches can relax your body and muscles. You can stretch your entire body even at your work place.
- Wrists – Rotate your wrists slowly in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.
- Neck – Tilt your neck slowly form left to right till you can feel the stretch.
- Shoulders – Loosen your shoulders and rotate them in a circular manner in forward and backward circular motion.
- Feet – Stretch your feet and then move your toes upwards and downwards.
Gym ball-This might not seem easy, but it might be a good idea to swap your chair with a gym ball.A gym ball will not only help you improve the overall balance of your body but also help improve your posture. This practice will take a few days but is definitely worth the trouble. So don’t complain that you are unable to work out because you’re busy at work.
Try these simple exercises to get yourself fit.