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25 October 2017
Written by Chloe Beevers
Many of us are working more hours than we should, spending most of the day sat at our office desk, surrounded by mountains of paperwork and using the old “no time to exercise” excuse more than ever.
Even if the work piles up in the office you don’t have to entirely forget to take care of your fitness.
We’ve answered a few of your burning questions along with some exercises you can do whilst sitting in your office chair...
Sitting for long periods slows your metabolism down, which can lead to weight gain.
Although you could invest in height adjustable desks, treadmills and desk risers so you can stand whilst working, these items can be quite costly especially if you need to kit out the entire office.
Luckily, you can do other things at your office desk to burn calories before investing in a feature packed height adjustable desk...
We all know it's tempting to snack throughout the day whilst you're sat at your office desk to get over that mid-afternoon slump, but don't do it! Here are a few tips to help you lose weight whilst sitting down at your office desk...
Even if you're stuck in your office chair for extended periods, you can still do exercises to stretch and move your body. While they may not produce the same results as going to the gym or for a run, remember when it comes to exercise, every little bit helps.
Sit on the edge of your chair with your arms by your sides, put your palms on the edge of your seat allowing your fingers over the edge. Move your body weight forwards and lower down off the chair. Hold your body for 5 seconds then push back up onto the seat. Work up to 3 sets of 10 reps
Benefits: Works shoulders and triceps
Sit on your chair and put your arms straight out to your sides to form a T shape and press your shoulder blades together. Extend your arms with palms down, thumbs facing forward, and do 20 forward circles with your arms. Flip your palms up, thumbs facing behind you, and do 20 backward circles with your arms. Repeat 2 to 3 times.
Benefits: Works shoulders, improves posture
Sit on the edge of your office chair with your arms by your sides. Extend your right leg out straight and flex your foot so that just the right heel is on the floor (keeping your foot flexed engages the muscles in the shins and ankle). Lift your leg up as high as you can without rounding your back. Hold for 3 counts then lower. Repeat with the other leg. Work up to 3 sets of 10 reps on each leg.
Benefits: Works hips and thighs
Practicing yoga poses and sequences in the office will help minimise discomfort throughout the day, making it easier for you to focus on work. Read our Ultimate Office Yoga Guide for poses you can do in your office chair.
Benefits: Helps stretch out muscles
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