You spend hours per day and even more per week sitting at your desk. And by the time you get home and decompress from a rough day at the said desk, choosing between the couch and the gym increasingly tips in the couch's favor. Don't let that office weight start to pile on, plus getting in some exercise at the office provides numerous benefits. It can help break up the monotony of the day, give you an added boost of energy. Quick office exercise helps relieve stress and promote a focused state of mind. Stay ahead of the competition and in touch with your best self. Try these easy to execute office exercises and you'll have your co-workers asking you "have you been hitting the gym?" in no time.
Office Elbow Curls
These will help you open up the muscles in your chest and shoulders.
Start by raising your arms at your sides and bending your elbows, so that your knuckles are at your temples. Now bring your elbows together and then all the way back to the starting position at a moderate speed for 30 reps.
Office Jumping Jacks
Let's get in some cardio! Doing these modified, office jumping jacks will get the juices pumping without impact on your joints.
Sit on the edge of your chair, opening and closing your arms and legs as you would during a normal jumping jack, and move your limbs, as quickly as you can, in and out. Start slow and work your way up to 3 sets of 20 reps.
Office Hamstring Curl
Bending arms at the elbow, bring one foot up toward your rear end while straightening your arms so that your hands are down when your foot is up. Repeat for 20 reps.
Office Neck Stretches
Tilt your head toward your shoulder slowly and then hold for ten seconds each side. Take your time and be mindful to take slow delicious breaths.
Office Arm Shoulders
Pulling your arm across your chest, hook your other arm around it to pull the tension out of your upper back and rear shoulders.
Make sure your managers and/or supervisors understand what you're up to before you turn your office into a gym. But this can be beneficial for the whole staff. There's no reason why you can't get the whole office involved. You can potentially be elevating the levels of your entire staff, and help make for a much healthier work environment. Add on initiatives for healthier eating, and you've got a completely revolutionized office space.
- Office exercise: Add more activity to your workday - Mayo Clinic ›
- Desk Exercises To Do At The Office | Forbes - YouTube ›
- No Excuses: 9 Exercises You Can Do in Your Office | Inc.com ›
- A workout at work: 12 office exercises - Washington Post ›
- Deskercise! 33 Smart Ways to Exercise at Work ›
- 20 Exercises to Do at Your Desk — Get Fit at Work?! - Dr. Axe ›
- 25 Office Exercises: Easy Desk-Friendly Ways to Get Fit ›
What is Robinhood?
The Robinhood app debuted in 2013 as a first-of-its-kind revolutionizing free investment platform. Much like the 700-year-old story of the hero to the people, Robin Hood, FinTech entrepreneurs Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt created the platform in order to make stock trading easily accessible to the general public and not just the wealthy.
The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) surveyed young adults in 2017 and asked them what high school level course would benefit their lives the most.
The majority responded that money management was the course that would be most beneficial.
With personal debt is at its highest record and COVID-19 threatening to have the hardest economic effects on youth, understanding money and finances is an important life lesson that should be taught to children at a young age.
The following is a list of the best financial literacy lessons and tips to teach children throughout different life stages.
I thought I had a pretty good handle on my finances out of school. I worked several jobs while attending university and had little to no problem managing my income. However, once I graduated, I realized how much more complicated personal accounting could really be.
There were so many variables I needed to keep track of. Biweekly bills, monthly charges, and general necessities amounted to a heap of confusing numbers that were often impossible to decipher. The funniest part was that I was actually trying to do this by hand (I don't know what I was trying to prove to myself, either).
After messing up for the 17th time, I decided to give Microsoft Excel a shot. I used Excel a bit in school and I knew all the big-wig finance people used it, so what could I possibly have to lose? The answer is about six hours of my precious time. Excel isn't much of an improvement over handwriting and it's still dependent on the user to manually input all of the information. It's like doing everything by hand with the slightest help, meaning that it still required a tremendous amount of time and concentration. Well that was all for nothing, I guess.
It's sort of funny. I was certain that I could manage my personal finances with ease, when it's practically a full-time job. I was already stressed out enough with my first job and I knew I didn't have enough time to give my finances the attention it deserved.
That's why I decided to try out a budgeting app. My best friend told me that he uses an app called Truebill to manage his finances. "What does it even mean to manage your finances?" I asked him. He told me that Truebill was the personal financial assistant I wished I could have. It could aggregate all of my account information into one place and give me specific insights and actions.
I loved the idea of having full control over my finances, especially during a time of financial uncertainty, and I realized that Truebill would be the easiest way to accomplish this. The user interface is incredibly simple and intuitive, so it doesn't even feel like a finance app! Truebill offers a multitude of features, with their most popular being the ability to cancel subscriptions with the press of a button.
Okay, I had no idea how many subscriptions I was still subscribed to. In fact, I wasn't even using a quarter of the subscription services I was signed up for. Subscription boxes, streaming services, my old gym, and even an old subscription to my favorite magazine--it was all there and I was livid. How could I let myself waste all of this money and how did I never catch this? Thank goodness for Truebill.
Truebill also offers bill negotiations. There is a 40% fee based on how much you save and Truebill even claims that there is an 85% chance that they'll be able to lower your bill once a negotiation is requested. Why wouldn't I take them up on this? There was zero risk and I would only have to pay once my bill was lowered (which means that I would be saving money regardless).
More standard features of Truebill include the ability to generate a credit report on-demand and even request a pay advance. I only used the pay advance feature once when I wanted to buy a gift for my mom, but didn't have enough cash in hand and Truebill automatically reimbursed itself when I got my next paycheck.
The credit report is another fantastic feature and practically taught me what good credit meant. Truebill's credit report basically shows you which financial decisions have the most significant impact on your credit score and ways that you can improve your credit month-over-month. I've never had such control over my credit and it feels good.
I'll be the first to admit that I was extremely naive coming out of school. I figured that as long as I was attentive, I could manage my finances with ease. We manage money to some extent throughout our entire lives, but once you're thrown out on your own, it's a completely different story. With Truebill, I've finally been able to take control over my finances and stay on top of all of my responsibilities.