3 Exercises to Do at Your Desk

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Nowadays with eight hour workdays, chores and other stuff finding the time to exercise is hard. Sitting on a desk for hours every day can cause you to feel lethargic and affect productivity. In the long run, sitting for hours can put you on risk for obesity and can cause back pain, cramps and can affect posture. While not everyone can find the time or inclination to go to the gym regularly, there is no doubt that exercise is important for overall good health. Don’t worry anymore! There are certain exercises that you can do, all while staying at your desk.

  1. The Carpal Tunnel Reliever: Working at a stationary desk can soon cause fatigue and for some unfortunate few cause carpal tunnel. However, there is a simple exercise that can help stave off carpal tunnel if done every day. The exercise is simple: while standing at your desk, place your palms on the desk so that your fingers are pointed towards your body and your arms are straight, while in this position, lower your body until you feel a stretch; hold for 15 seconds. Repeat this exercise regularly.
  2. Lower Body Strength: Building strength can be a daunting task while exercising but with this simple exercise you can do it while staying at your desk! The steps are: sit on your chair and hold out you right leg, lift it until it is straight in front of you and hold for two seconds, raise the leg as high as you can and again hold for two seconds, repeat with the left leg. Do this exercise in a set of fifteen for both legs.
  3. Upper Body Strength: Everyone knows that push-ups are the best way to build strength in the upper body, now you can do them at your desk! Standing a yard away from your desk place both palms on the edge of the desk, making sure your feet are placed together, lower your chest to the edge of the desk and push back up. Do this exercise in sets of 20.

Exercise while at your desk for a less stressful day and better overall health!