July 10, 2014: It’s a fact that most people spend the most productive hours of their day at work. They also do it at a leisurely pace. They sit most of the times. People sit behind a computer, sit in meetings and sit when they eat lunch.Individuals also strain their eyes, back, and neck at their desk job. Spending many hours with their hands over a keyboard doing the same repetitive task which can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Let us not forget the stress they experience at the workplace.This can cause depression, a drain on energy and other health issues. I am also sure that we can all relate to the sleepy feeling on afternoons.Ever considered a workplace workout? These are simple physical activities to do while at work. Let me help you stay in shape by showing you a few simple moves you can do on your job. Here are office workouts anyone can do at work.
Office Workout March. March in place for 60 seconds to get your your blood flowing. This will help you to stay awake. If you really want to stay awake pick up the pace. Get the knees up and move at a faster pace. If you are a lady and wear heels then you have two option. Either take your heels off and do it or sit in a chair and paddle your feet as though you are swimming.
Standing Leg Curls
Office Workout Standing Leg Curls While standing at the photocopier or making coffee you can do standing leg curls. Stand on both feet and bend your right knee back as though you want to touch your butt. Bring it as far back as it would go then return to the starting position. Do this 12 times with your right foot then switch to your left foot and do the same number of repetitions.
Office Standing Calve Raises Stand in front of a desk or other stable piece of furniture you can hold on to for balance. Raise your heels of the floor while standing on your toes. Kind of like tip-toeing. Then you slowly lower your heels until they are back on the floor.
Office Leg Extensions While sitting slowly extend your right foot outward till it is straight. Return to the starting position and now do the same movement using your left leg.
Hand pump Sit up right and pump your hands in the air 10 times. Pump them in front of you 10 times. Last but not least pump them at the side of you 10 times.
Wrist stretch for carpal tunnel syndrome Extend your left hand with your palm facing upward. Take your right hand and pull your palm downward feeling the stretch at the right hand’s wrist. Hold for 10 seconds and then switch the hands holding for the same 10 seconds. Repeat periodically during the day.
With your back to a desk place hands on the edge of desk about shoulder width apart. Lower body by bending arms until slight stretch is felt in tricep, chest or shoulder. Your butt should not touch the desk. Raise your body and repeat the exercise. Go for 10 reps.
Desk Push Ups
The desk or table must be sturdy. Standing, place your hands on your desk. They should be shoulder width apart. Walk backward, then do push-ups against the desk. Repeat 12 times.