So you don’t have time, aye! Chained to your desk 8-10 hours a day? Try these easy and sneaky moves right at your desk, in between meeting’s or on your lunch break. No one will even know.
The goal is to get those muscles moving. You’re guaranteed to have a more productive and healthier workday. Trust me!
1. Desk Squats
Start standing with feet together (and the desk chair pushed out of the way). Bend the knees slightly so your thighs are almost parallel to the ground, as if sitting in a chair. As you bend, raise your arms straight up or towards the computer screen. Keep your knees together and aligned. Hold for 15 seconds and release. Repeat for 4-6 reps.
2. Shoulder Shrug
Simply raise both shoulders up toward the ears, hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Repeat for 15 reps. Feeling unstoppable? Try advanced shoulder shrugs while standing and holding a paper ream or light weights in each hand.
3. Arm Circles
Stand with arms extended by the sides, perpendicular to the torso. Slowly make clockwise circles for about twenty to thirty seconds (about one foot in diameter). Then reverse the movement, going counter-clockwise.
4. Ab Squeeze (Self Explanatory)
Simply take a deep breath and tighten the abdominal muscles, bringing them in towards the spine as you exhale. Stay squeezed for 5-10 seconds and release. Repeat for 12-15 reps.
5. Wall Squats
Slowly slide your back down a wall until the thighs are parallel to the ground. Make sure the knees are directly above the ankles and keep the back straight. Go for 60 seconds per set (or however long it takes to turn those legs to jelly).