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.