Health & Fitness
Getting Exercise While In The Office
Many people are working longer hours in the office these days. High employment and
economic difficulties are driving a competitive workplace. With so much time spent
in the office, it seems difficult to find time to exercise. There are some simple
exercises that you can do in the office.
A Few Things To Keep In Mind About Office Exercise
Use some common sense about the level of appropriateness for your office and work
area. You should not do anything that is disruptive to co-workers or inappropriate
for your company ethos. Be sure to have a change of clothes on hand. Always focus
on your work during work time.
A Basic Set Of Office Exercises
You can get a great, fast ab workout while in your chair. Put your legs out in front
of you, horizontal to the ground. Plant your hands firmly into the arms of the chair.
Lift up off of the chair and hold that position as long as you can. Repeat three
to five times.
You can also exercise your legs while in your chair. You can perform this exercise
while performing your normal work duties. Lift your legs out in front of you, as
close to horizontal with the floor. Hold them as long as possible and lower them
to the ground as slowly as possible. Wait ten to thirty seconds and then repeat.
Do the exercise seven to ten times.
A bit of stretching is normal in an office environment. Everyone gets cramped at
their desk occasionally. Slowly roll your neck in a circle seven to ten times each
way. Sit up straight in your chair and fold your fingers together. Lift your folded
hands as far above your head as you can and hold it for five to ten seconds. Stand
up and bend over to try to touch your toes. Stretch for five to ten seconds. Cross
your arms in front of you, putting a fist on each shoulder. Twist your torso slowly
side to side as far as it will go. Twist to each side three to five times and hold
it one to three seconds at the further point.
A few exercises in spare moments here and there can make quite the difference. You
can exercise courteously in your office without disrupting your co-workers. The
physical activity will also help increase you concentration and energy level throughout
your work day.