86% of Americans sit down all day
We were created to move and be active but we spend most of our time sitting. According to JustStand.org, the average person spends about 12 hours a day sitting. Consistently sitting can easily become a detriment to your health that could potentially lead to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also increase your risk of cancer by 66%. If you spend all day in the office you can still be active and cut down on your sedentary time. Check out some of these exercises below that you can do at your desk at work to keep your body active.
Desk Push Ups
- Good for strengthening your arms and your core.
- Put your arms apart and your feet at a 45-degree angle.
- Do 15 pushups.
Tricep Desk Dips
- Good for working your triceps and helps with lean arms.
- Face away from your desk and place your hands apart.
- Bend your arms at a 90-degree angle.
- Do 15 of these.
- Good for your quads and glutes.
- Your hands and feet should be parallel to your desk.
- When you bend your knees keep your shoulders back and chest up.
- Do 10 of these.
Single Leg Squats
- Good for your calves and glutes
- Face away from your chair and prop one foot up.
- Keep your head up ad your shoulders back and sit in a squat.
- Do 10 of these.
These are just a few ways you can exercise at your desk. It is important that we are intentional about keeping our bodies active and cutting down on our sedentary lifestyle. By doing this not only do will we improve our livelihood but we also will help prevent unnecessary diseases. You may also like: 5 Essential Tips to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work and Helpful Ways to Improve Your Posture.
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Written by Elinah Odewale