Getting stuck behind a desk all day isn't the greatest thing for your overall well being. Eating lunch at your desk or skipping lunch all together can become a common situation.
Exercise can become a thing of legend, and the time for even a 30-minute jaunt around the block can seem like an intangible goal.
Instead of stressing over planning out the to and fro of making it to the gym on your lunch break, try some exercises right at your desk!
You can quickly reduce stress, aid circulation and help your focus at work with these simple office exercises.
Carpal tunnel relief
If you suffer from symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, then typing away all day isn't necessarily fun. Alleviate some of the pressure by taking breaks every hour and performing a simple strain reliever.
Stand up and place your palms on your desk with your fingers pointed toward your body. Gently lower your body weight until you feel the stretch of your muscles.
Hold for 10-15 seconds and release. Repeat this as necessary throughout the day.
Help strengthen your lower body with this easy exercise. You don't even have to get up!
Sit in your chair and lift one leg, extend it out, and hold for 2-3 seconds. After the count, raise it as high as you can and hold for 10 more seconds. Repeat with each leg 10 times each.
For a little addition of upper body workout, try a few pushups.
First, make sure your desk is strong and supported for this exercise. Then, stand approximately 2-3 feet away and place your palms on the desk's edge – about a shoulder's width apart, feet together.
Lower your chest to the edge of the desk, and push back up, repeating 10-20 times. Repeat with two more sets.
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