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Quick Workouts You Can Do at Your Desk

Quick Workouts You Can Do at Your Desk
by Amy Q.

Everyday work in the office carries with it the tension, stress and anxiety. If there is no time for exercise in nature or gym, the question is how to activate your body to deal easier with everyday pressures. It doesn't take much time and space to make the gym from your office and do the basic exercises to relax your body and mind.

Turning office chairs

A good way to strengthen your abs are exercises in which you are turning the office chair. The exercise is done by dropping to your knees and put your hands on the chair. Pull in your stomach and gently move the chair to the left and right side, but do not move your knees. When you feel you can’t do it anymore, pull the chair toward. Repeat the exercise 10 times in three series. Do not forget to put all the phones on silent to avoid harassment. And another important note, this exercise can be done only with the help of a chair with wheels.

Wrist exercise

If you spend most of your time at work typing on the keyboard, it is necessary from time to time to stretch your wrists. Hold out your hand, turn the palm upward, and with the other, hand grasps outstretched fingers and drags them downwards with the palm facing forward and then do the same with the palm facing back.

Squats

The best exercises for the legs and butt are lifting squats. In the office, you can stand in front of the chair and squat until the butt touches the chair. Keep your back straight and chest lifted up and pushing the heels on the floor slowly stand up. Do ten squats in three series. The arms can be placed on your hips, or you can stretch them out in front of you.

Push-ups on the desk

Your desk or office chair can be of great help to get the best effect of push-ups. You can put your feet on a chair or table, and that will make push-ups more difficult. Those who are still not so physically fit to engage in such challenges can do push-ups in an easier way. Table or chair should serve as a platform on which will lay hands and do push-ups. Do 10 pushups in three series.

Crunches on a chair

Another way to have strong abdominal muscles is crunches. Lie on your back, lift the calf on the chair so that your legs are bent 90 degrees. Put your hands behind your head and lift up to a sitting position so that your shoulders touch the knees. Repeat the exercise 10 times in three series. You can also do this exercise with a twist so you touch the left shoulder to the right knee, and then repeat the other way around.

These simple exercises you can repeat as often as you want or when the job allows. When exercising, it is important that you take care to inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.


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