5 More Exercises To Do At The Office
It’s time again for another edition of desk exercise, or “deskercise!” It’s never to late to add more movement to your work day.
Shoulder Blade Exercise
This is a great one to help with hunched over posture. It will leave you feeling rejuvenated, trust me. Stand up from your desk and pretend you are squeezing a pencil between your shoulder blades. Squeeze for 10 seconds then release. Repeat 10-15 times or as needed.
Grab a heavy book and get ready for an upper body workout. Hold it with both hands and raise it above your head with straight arms. Slowly lower the book behind your head, bending at the elbows. Press up again to straight arms. Do 15-20 repetitions.
This one is pretty self-explanatory and great for building single leg strength and stability. You can do these in place if you don’t have a lot of room. Alternate stepping forward with one leg, then lunge down to your range of motion. Make sure not to lunge on a tight rope, step to the side slightly – imagine 11 and 2 o’clock.
Get your heart rate up a little bit and make those legs really burn. Start with feet hip width apart, and bend at the knees slightly into an “athletic stance.” Begin running in place quickly. For an added bonus, try doing high knees! Start with 60 seconds, then rest. Repeat 5 times.
Got water bottles handy? You can use anything you have, as long as you have two of the same weight. Starting with arms at your sides, slowly raise your arms to shoulder height. Lower down, and repeat 10-15 times. These get tough fast, so don’t be afraid to start light!