March 5, 2016 william

The Best 5 Exercises To Do At Your Desk

The irony … the word exercise is derived from the Latin word “exercere,” which means to keep busy or AT WORK. Yet, for many folks, work means sitting for hours at a desk. What’s a desk jockey to do? Read on!

1.First Things First … Good Posture

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When at your desk, make sure sitting at a 90-90-90 position. First, your feet are flat on the floor (or on a foot rest). Next, your knees and hips are bent at 90 degree angles. Your lower spine should be against the chair back.

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2. Adjust Your Monitor

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The top third of your computer monitor should be above eye level.

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3. Get Up And Stretch

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Touch each ear to the shoulder and hold for several seconds. Then, hold your hips and gently extend your back by bending backwards.

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4. Try To Avoid Developing Carpal Tunnel

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Stand at your desk. With your arms straight, place your palms on the desk, with fingers pointed toward you. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Repeat throughout the day.

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5. Take A Ride On A Magic Carpet

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Sit cross legged on your chair. Suck in your gut and raise yourself a few inches above the seat using your belly, muscles and hands. Hold for 10-20 seconds. After resting for 30 seconds. Repeat up to 5 times.

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6. Remember, The Classics

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Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park far away from the building to increase your walking. Bring a healthy lunch to work.

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