More Exercises To Maintain An Active Office
You can never have too many options for exercises at work. These exercises are quick to do, require no equipment, and help you maintain an active office!
Chair Tricep Dips
Tricep dips are a great upper body exercise. There are many ways to do them, but try this easy office version on your next break. Using a stationary chair (or push a rolling chair against a wall), scoot to the front and place your hands on the seat behind you, facing forward. Walk your feet out until you can clear the chair, creating a right angle at the knee. Bend your arms to your range of motion, then straighten but do not lock out your elbows. Do 2-3 sets of 15 regularly, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can improve.
Seated Ab Twists
Sitting upright in your office chair, place your hands behind your head. Lift one bent leg towards the opposite elbow, twisting at the torso. Come back to neutral and repeat. Do 15-20 repetitions on each side.
This is a great way to target an often neglected area – the inner thighs! Step your feet out wider than hip width, toes pointed out. Lower down a few inches then come back up, like a small pulse. Try to maintain an upright position (don’t lean forward). Do 30-40 repetitions, or until you feel the burn! You can hold the edge of your desk to help with balance if needed.
Standing behind a desk or stationary chair, stand up onto your toes and squeeze your calves. Lower back down, then repeat. Do this 2-3 times for 15-20 repetitions.
Mix these exercises into a quick 10 minute workout and you’ll rev up your metabolism as well as your attention span. It’s perfect for a lunch time break or that mid afternoon slump. There’s no excuse for a sedentary day at work!