3 Office Chair Exercises To Do At Work
Sitting at a desk for 8 hours can certainly take a toll on your body. In fact, sitting at a desk all day increases our risk of obesity, putting us at risk for back pain, leg cramps, poor posture and tense muscles.
Wellworks For You has a solution to this problem, with exercises to do at work!
According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, nearly half of all americans (literally – 50%), don’t get the physical exercise they need. It is suggested to get in 30 minutes of exercise a day, 5 days a week or a vigorous activity for 20 minutes, 3 days a week.
So What Do We Do?
Here are a few of the exercises you can do right where you’re sitting.
- The Magic Carpet Ride – Working your core and arms, you sit in your chair with your legs crossed and your feet on the seat. Place your hands on the armrests, suck in your stomach and raise yourself a few inches above the seat for about 10-20 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds, then repeat 5 more times.
- The Wooden Leg – For lower body strength, extend one leg out and hold it straight in front of you for 2 seconds. Then raise it up as high as you can, and hold it there again for 2 seconds. Then repeat 15 times for each leg.
- Sitting Spinal Stretch – For enhancing flexibility and improving muscle strength, sit up tall in your chair and stretch your hands towards the ceiling. Put your left hand on the desk and grab the back of the chair with your right hand, then twist to the right and hold for 10 seconds. Release and raise your hands towards the ceiling again.Then repeat the twist on the opposite side, and hold for 10 seconds.
No matter the reasons why we need to stay in our seats, there will always be a reason to get up out of them or stay in them and continue to practice these office chair exercises.
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