It may not be surprising that the nemesis for the health of most people is their office chair, which confines them for the better part of the day.
The quotidian lifestyle of today does not leave much time to devote towards the fitness of the body. The fast food and long hours further add up to exacerbation of the body. So, what if there was some way to give your body a little exercise without causing much disruption to your work life? All that you are going to need is a sturdy desk and a stable chair. Read on to know more.
Stretching is one of the most basic and effective workouts that can pump new life into your muscles. Start by flexing your neck sideways and then continue by rolling your shoulders fifteen times forward and then backwards. You can also roll your wrists clockwise and then counterclockwise. To stretch your chest, intertwine your fingers behind your back with your palm facing inwards. Now bring your shoulder blades together by stretching and raising your hands with the fingers intertwined. Hold this position for a few seconds.
You can do a variety of squats while sitting at your desk. While sitting, stretch out your arms while keeping them on a shoulder level and lift up your hips until they are just a few inches apart from the chair. Hold this position for a few seconds and repeat at least ten times.
3. Football Foot Drill
To execute the football foot drill all you need to do is tap your feet rapidly for a minute while remaining seated. You can also pair this drill with hand raises, which can be done by simply raising your hand up in a pumping motion as if you are trying to lift the roof.
4. Chair Push-ups
Start by sitting in an upright position and placing your hands on the arm rest or the seat pad. Now lift up your body with your hands so that your feet do not touch the ground. Repeat this several times at regular intervals.
You can use a variety of simple things like water bottle, rubber band, stability ball etc. to accentuate your workout. Stretching out your hands with the help of a rubber band helps to make your workout a bit more challenging. You can also use a large water bottle as a dumbbell as an aid in your workouts.
These simple workouts would not make you the athlete you always aspired to be, but nevertheless they can help you eliminate the fatigue and stress from your lifestyle. There are numerous syndromes and disorders one may acquire from a sedentary lifestyle. Simple desk workouts are not just invigorating for the body but they are pretty fun too.