Keep fit while you work – how to make the most of a hard day at the desk

Majority of people are constantly thinking about going back to the gym, or taking part in a new sport. However with the daily stresses and tensions of work and family life, lot of us never get round to doing anything about these health related pursuits. But a lot of people have realized that if they do indulge in working out during the day, they have a lot of energy throughout the day, and get better sleep at night. We all have extremely busy lives yet somehow two thirds of us spend whole day sitting down at work. Staying healthy can be a challenging task, however with 30 minutes of exercise every day, keeping fit can be simpler than you think, without you not having to even leave the office.

Taut like a typist: This is perfect for people who sit in front of the computer all day. Hold your right arm in front of you with palm facing downwards. With the help of your left hand gently push back your right-hand towards your shoulder at the fingers. You’ll experience a tight feeling in the underside of your forearm. Now face your palm upwards and pull your hands softly towards the floor. Repeat this exercise for the left-arm.

Stretching the spine: For this exercise you’ll need a chair with a back, preferably a low one. You must cross your arms and move your elbows towards the ceiling while you bend your back over the chair. Try and keep your head in an upright line with your neck. Repeat this process 5 times.

Squeezing the cushion: Begin by putting a cushion between your knees. Squeeze your legs together at the knee and tighten your buttocks. Hold this position for 5 seconds without dropping the cushion. It is a perfect way of exercising your inner thigh muscles. Repeat this five times.

Chair squat: When sitting, lift yourself up until your hips are just hovering over the chair, and balance it by spreading your arms out. Hold for 2-3 seconds, stand erect and repeat the same 16 times.

Front raise to Triceps Press: Sit erect with the abs in and hold a bottle filled with water in your left hand. Lift the bottle up to the level of your shoulder, pause, and then keep lifting it all the way over your head. When your arm reaches next to the ear, bend the elbow, taking the water bottle behind you and contracting the triceps. Straighten your arm and lower down, repeating the same 12 times on each arm.

Bicep Curl: Hold the bottle of water in your right arm and, with abs in and spine straight, curl bottle towards shoulder for 16 reps. Repeat other side.

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