Stuck at a desk all day doesn’t mean you have to be unhealthy. There are several simple routines that you can follow in order to ensure that you are incorporating some physical activity into your regular schedules.
Many people have been able to burn some calories and tone their bodies without having to leave their place of work.
The business flight: During this routine you will get a chance to target the hamstrings as well as the middle and back regions.
Begin by standing as tall as you can and then pulling your head and shoulders to the back as well as down. This is the kind of posture that is recommended. You should then bend over using the hips as a hinge. During this process you will be standing on one leg and extending the other in such a way as to create a parallel position to the floor. The position to be held for three seconds before going back to the “perfect posture” position. After one minute you can switch the legs and repeating the routines.
The Victory routine: Many people use this exercise to correct their posture by concentrating on the inner core as well as the postural musculature muscles. Assume the perfect posture described in item number 1 but this time you need to be sitting. Breathe out and try to lengthen your spine so that the body is as tall as possible. You should then lean forward while opening up your chest as well as extending the arms. Hold for five seconds and then return to the perfect posture position. The routine should be repeated up to 5 times in each set or as long as you feel comfortable.
The office hip hiking position: Some office workers have given anecdotal evidence to the effect that this kind of routine enabled them to gain some relief from the lower back pain that was previously troubling them. You should start the routine by sitting up straight. One of the glutes should be lifted up so that it is almost off the chair. It can then be returned back to the chair. Change sides and repeat the routine. You should aim for a continuous movement from side to side which lasts 30 seconds.
The head to toe stretch: While standing straight you need to tilt your head towards the left shoulder. Hold the position for ten seconds before returning to the center. You should then change the sides. The shoulders should then be loosened so as to get rid of any resultant aches. This routine will enable you to build strength and increase your general flexibility, a major determinant of flexibility.
The shoulder rolls: While standing or sitting you should roll both shoulders in a circular motion. Some people prefer to tackle one side before moving on to the next segment. The routines can be repeated 10 times regardless of the version that you have elected to work with. This is by far one of the simplest routines that you can in the repertoire and yet its results are fairly effective right from the start. It is a great way to start work.
Wrist stretches: Prior to beginning a task you may elect to use some wrist stretches as a starting point. The arms should be stretched out with the palms facing downwards. Use the alternative hand to pull the fingers down and hold for about three seconds. You can repeat the routine using whilst changing the hands for three rounds as part of the set.
Most of these routines can be done without annoying the boss or disrupting the work of your colleagues. That is the true measure of the kinds of benefits that you get from exercising at work. It enables you to pursue your career without destroying your health in the process.