Many of us have to work full time and then come home to a mess to clean, dinner to make, or even homework to check. Don’t let your busy schedule prevent you from reaching your fitness goals. If you want a killer body, every waking moment can be a part of your workout. So instead of slouching over your computer and never getting up, try incorporating these desk workout moves – minimal effort for maximum impact!
Stretch it Out
This might be the best time to get all those necessary daily stretches in. Move your chair away from the desk so that you have enough space for movement. Basic desk stretches include neck, shoulder, and arm stretches. Hold each stretch for about 30 seconds and always make sure you stretch both sides equally.
Push it Real Good
Have you ever thought of desk push-ups? Well, it’s a thing. Move your chair back and stand with your body perpendicular to your desk. With your arms shoulder width apart, place your hands on the edge of your desk. Next, keep your back and legs in a straight line and begin performing your push-ups.
Do you want to show off your sculpted arms in your new sleeveless dress? Try work chair dips. Turn your body so that your back faces your chair; firmly grip the edge of your chair so that your arms are in a 90 degree angle. Use your arms to push your body up and down. Goodbye flabby arms.
Tea Time Crunches
Take a few minutes out of your day to do seated crunches. Sit on the edge of your chair with your arms gripping the arm rests. With your legs touching each other, pull them up to your chest and back to the floor without your feet touching the floor. If you find this a bit tricky, you can hold onto the edge of your desk for more support.
One of the best at-work exercise tips is to keep your core under control. What this means is keeping your core engaged or clenched. Try to focus on your stomach muscles and contract them. Later, you will find that your posture will improve and you will be contracting your core muscles without even realizing it.
Other tips include taking the stairs instead of the elevator, delivering your own documents, taking a walk during lunch, or walking to coworkers’ offices for meetings instead of just phoning them.
How do you sneak in workouts throughout the day?