We all want to stay fit but finding out time to do so with a busy schedule at work, it becomes a task in itself.
Here are some exercises you can do at your workstation to improve your body flexibility and strength.
- Go for a brisk walk
Get up after every hour or two and go and warm yourself up with a brisk walk. If your office is on a upper floor, use stairs instead of escalators or a lift. Walks are extremely essential to make you feel rejuvenated after spending rigorous hours at work. Go for walks especially after eating your meals.
- Do the carpet ride
The ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ works as magic while you’re at work. Sit in your chair with your legs crossed and your feet on the seat. Then place your hands on the armrests, suck in your gut and raise yourself a few inches above the seat, using your belly, muscles and hands. Hold for 10-20 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds and repeat it five times.
- Mind your posture while sitting
Your body posture should be right. It should be in a 90-90-90 degree angle — keep your feet flat on the floor or on a foot rest and bend your knees and hips at 90-degree angles. Keep your lower spine flat against the back of the chair to maintain proper curvature. A wellness ball is a better option than a chair in the office — this will keep you in the right position.
- Take a break
Sitting continuously for 8-9 hours in one position is harmful. So, take breaks every hour for a few minutes. Stretch your body by touching your feet with your hand. Keep in mind that your legs should be straight while stretching your body in the sitting position.
- Take a power nap
Post your lunch, just take a power nap for 5-10 minutes, even if its on your own desk. Everyone needs that rest so that one can feel up to the mark again and work with as much zeal as they did in the morning.
So, work and work out while being at work!