Six Awesome Workouts You Can Do At Your Desk

Six Awesome Workouts You can do at Your Desk

Working out is a physical exercise that improves fitness, strengthens the body and exercises the mind. Medically, studies have shown that workouts help to improve heart health; by making the heart stronger to pump more blood. People who workout frequently are at less risk of developing any heart-related disease.

Exercises could be either aerobic or anaerobic. Aerobic exercise improves the consumption or take-in of oxygen by the body; while anaerobic exercise is mainly for strength and bodybuilding. Workouts do not necessarily have to be the usual running at a park, or going to the gym. Who says working out cannot be fun and convenient?  Workouts can be done at your desk; these are some ways you can achieve that.

1.     Neck Stretch:

To achieve maximum flexibility for your neck and back, you should stretch your neck from time to time while at your desk. This would help your neck to relax and also has the potential of helping you avoid back pain. Turn your neck softly to the right and then to the left. Place your hand between your ear and shoulder and hold for up to ten seconds, change sides and repeat. Doing this up to ten times will help your neck relax and give the flexibility you need to concentrate on the job.


2.     Hand Stretches:

 You can relax your hand muscles by making a fist, spreading and bending your fingers repeatedly for some seconds. Continue this for up to ten times and have your hands relaxed enough to do much more.


3.     Circulation Booster

This is another workout procedure that will help your body function optimally and it is easy. Sitting erect in your chair, stretch your legs in front of you and hold it for up to three seconds. Then lift it as high as flexibility allows you and hold it up there for another three seconds. This will help prevent cramps and help you enjoy the peace of a healthy blood flow.  


4.     Feet Tapping

While your feet are under the desk, ensure to have some intermittent tapping of both feet for at least twenty seconds. Repeat up to five times and feel the relief of better blood circulation around your legs.


5.     Wrist Reliever

To enjoy the relief that comes with this, stretch one arm out with palms facing down, use the other hand and pull your fingers down, holding it for five seconds, then pull your fingers up as well and hold for five seconds. Change hands and continue for up to three times each. This helps to take away the numbness and strain associated with continuous typing.


6.     Shoulder Stretch

This exercise does not only impact your shoulders, but it also has a relaxing effect on your neck too. To get it right, sit up on your chair and stretch your left hand over your head, bending it palm down up to the middle of your back and in-between your shoulder blades. In that position, use your right hand and hold your left elbow down. Hold it in that position for about ten seconds then alternate hands. This is one sure way to get your neck and shoulder on the required level of flexibility that ensures your body responds to your brain.

As contemporary career-minded individuals, people sit for long hours in front of their computers, on a daily basis. In order to avoid a stiff neck, back and wrist sores, and for general healthy living, we should carry out these simple exercises at our desks.