With sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits we tend to invite diseases to our body. Most of the people spend more than half of their day sitting at their desks. Busy schedules prevent us from consuming homemade food and mostly rely on packaged junk food. Sitting in a desk chair for prolonged time and sitting down commute increases the risk for obesity and leads to back pain, leg cramps, tense muscles etc. When it comes to exercising, there are many exercises that you can do at your desk comfortably. Few minutes of these exercises regularly helps in improving the flexibility and strength of your body.
This article highlights some of these easy to do exercises at your work area
Many times sitting continuously for hours leads to back pain. Stretching can immensely help in diminishing back pain. Start with the neck stretch by touching your ear to your shoulder and be in this position for few minutes. You can also do back stretches which is also called as supported back stretch. In this exercise you need to hold your hips and then gently bend backwards to stretch your back.
Now do chest opening exercise where in you stretch your arms behind as if you are trying to hold a pencil between both of your shoulders. Now stand in a doorway and try to hold the door on both the sides and walk forward till you experience a stretch in your chest region.
Sit on the chair and lift your knee and foot upwards to make a 90 degree shape helps in extending knees.
People who continuously work on their keyboard can feel some pain in their fingers, palm and wrist. There is a possibility that they can develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Repeat this simple arm movement on daily basis. You start by standing at your place. Keeping your arms straight and place your palms firmly on the desk by fingers pointed toward you. Now bend yourself slowly till you feel the stretch. Hold this position for 15 seconds.
Lower Body Exercise
To gain strength of lower body strength, sit in your chair and extend one leg out straight in front of you. Now hold for two seconds. Then lift it up as high as you feel comfortable and hold it again for two more seconds. You can repeat this movement with each leg for fifteen times.
Adopting balanced diet and performing exercise on regular basis is the only way of keeping body busy and promotes better functioning of muscles, bones and heart.