Even though we want to keep a healthy lifestyle and we try our best to do it, the truth is that working eight hours in an office is sabotaging our efforts. Spending a few hours per week at the gym and having an ergonomic chair or desk is not meaningful enough to mitigate the impact of sedentary lifestyle. You got to keep moving through the day.
Here you show you eight workouts that you could easily do at the office. They won´t make you have a six pack or anything like that but at least you will spend less time without moving.
- The ¨Stairs´er¨
Take the stairs instead of taking the elevator every time you need to leave or come back to your office. If you want to increase the intensity take two steps at the time.
- The Walker
If you need to communicate something to your coworkers, instead of calling them or sending them an email walk around to their office or cubicle.
- The Runner
Choose a place where you feel comfortable, and run in the same place for 30 or 40 seconds. You can repeat this exercise four times before going back to your desk.
- Reach the Sky
Interlace your fingers and reach up to the sky. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 3 times.
- Calf Raises
Stand up and use your desk or chair for support, raise your heels until you are standing on your toes and slowly move down again.
- Wall Sit
Stand with your back against the wall and slowly lower yourself to a sitting position, hold for twenty seconds and repeat.
- Wall Push Ups
Instead of going to the floor, you can do push-ups against the wall or on the edge of your desk.
- Chest Opener
Bring your hands behind your back, press your palms together and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat three times.
Remember to make your office as healthy as possible. After all, you spend most of your awake time there.