Workout At Work: 5 Exercises To Do At Your Desk

The average person sits at the desk 8 hours a day and spends more time commuting via car or public transportation and then watches TV to wind down. Where’s the time left to work out? Exercise eludes the working person and the most widely used excuse is that we have no time left in the day to devote to exercising.

Luckily there are some ways to squeeze in exercises and still remain productive at work. Most of them require just your body and a chair.

Leg Raises – Raise your leg at a 45 degree angle and hold for 2 seconds. This will help tone your legs and strengthen your lower-body.

Hamstring Stretch – Sit up straight and move your chair away from your desk. But your foot on the edge of your desk and extend your arms forward. Lean forward and keep your arms parallel with your leg. Hold for 10 seconds on each leg.

Arm Stretch – Relax your muscles and hold your right wrist over your head and use your other hand to pull, hold for 10 seconds. Switch arms and pull the other side.

Hip Flex – Tone your legs and abs by sitting straight in your chair and bring one knee towards your chest. Slowly bring the leg back and do 15 with each leg.

Ab Contractions – Tone your abs and improve your spine. Draw your belly button toward your spine and hold for 10 seconds.