5 Office Workouts That Will Give Lethargy The Pink Slip

There is very little secret that today’s high profile work environment has resulted in a decline in healthy individuals. The “get what you want at the click of a button” lifestyle hasn’t helped matters.

Office Fitness

They say time waits for nobody and before you realize you could be on the wrong end of the health spectrum. The struggle for a complete overhaul in lifestyle may take some time. But, small steps (read office exercises) in the right direction could just prove to be the much needed catalyst. Here are 5 workouts that you should get started with.

The Chair Squat

Simple yet effective, is the way that I’d like to put it. It isn’t complex and can prove to be a fantastic body strengthening exercise. To carry out this exercise, you need to space your legs such that it aligns with the breadth of your shoulder. Once, this is done, keep your back straight and lower your butt within inches of the chair. Hold for 10 seconds and come back to the original position. Do at least 10 reps for best results.

There are two things that you must keep in mind while doing this exercise, they are:

  1. Always try to keep your knees behind your toes, to avoid unnecessary stress on the knee joint.
  2. Always inhale while going down and slowly exhale on your way up.

Slant Push-Up

This exercise is my personal favorite. Not only does it provide a renewed sense of vigor, but it is also a great way to work out your core and upper body. The procedure to do this exercise is rather simple and can be done without anyone getting a whiff of it.

Keep your body slanting and hold a push up position. As you hold on to this position, slowly take your upper body down, while making a 90 degree angle with your hands and the body. Hold for a couple of seconds and come back to the original position. Repeat this step 10 times. The important thing to note while doing this workout is not to bend the knee while you are going down. Making sure your office desk is sturdy enough before you do this exercise, might not be a bad option.

The Business Flight

This workout is great for the butt region. Needless to say you ought to do it well, given that the butt takes a pounding all these hours. Not just that, it helps to strengthen the lower back and hamstring as well. To get going with this exercise, stand as straight as possible Ala military style. Now bend over, while simultaneously extending one leg and keeping the other grounded and acting as a hinge. Hold for 3-4 seconds and return to original position, working out the other leg next time around.

A couple of things should be kept in mind, while doing this exercise. Try to get your body parallel to the floor. It is essential that you do not take the support of the nearby desk to get the full blast of this exercise.

Neck Exercises

Almost everyone points out to the bad back as a by-product of desk culture. Few notice the strain on the neck that the act of sitting in front of the PC or a laptop produces. If not taken care of at the right time, it could seriously hamper neck movements.

This segment is not about a unique neck exercise, but a group of exercises that will help the neck stay in order. Start by sitting upright in your chair. Now, slowly move your neck in circular motion. Repeat this 5 times and switch to a different exercise.

In the next exercise, slowly move your neck to the left and then to the right. Like the previous exercise, stop after 5 reps and switch. For the third exercise, slowly bend your neck to the left side whilst trying to touch your left shoulder with your left ear, come back to the original position and repeat the procedure for the right side.

Seated Calf Raise

For a person who has been weighed down by his laptop, this exercise is a sort of blessing in disguise. The laptop acts as the weights as they rest on the person’s lap and he/she doesn’t need to worry about any sort of imbalance as the weight is uniformly distributed.

To begin with, sit in an upright position and place a laptop if possible or a stack of files upon your lap (decide for yourself the weight you are comfortable with). Slowly lift your heels off the ground and to the point where the weight rests on the fingers. Come back to the original position and repeat the procedure 15 times for best results.

While all this looks easy on the eye and you’ve probably made up your mind to carry it out, one must try to guard against excuses that will derail this fitness plan of yours. Also, while these workouts might not enable you to have a chiseled body, but it’ll make sure that you have enough fire in the tank to last the day.

The following two tabs change content below.
Krupesh Padave (KP) has a flair for writing and his favorite hobbies include reading and listening to music. An adventure junkie, he wants to go globe trotting after gaining sufficiently deep pockets.

Latest posts by Krupesh Padave (see all)



15 comments on “5 Office Workouts That Will Give Lethargy The Pink Slip
  1. Hi, I am so grateful I found your blog page, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Yahoo for something else, Nonetheless, I am here now and would just like to say cheers for an incredible post and an all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment, but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, please do keep up the awesome work.

  2. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful info particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such information much. I was looking for this certain information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  3. Can I simply just say what a relief to uncover a person that truly understands what they are discussing on the web. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people have to read this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular since you most certainly possess the gift.

  4. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this website. I’m hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own website now 😉

  5. It’s the perfect time to make some plans for the long run and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could, I want to recommend you few fascinating things or suggestions. Maybe you could write subsequent articles regarding this article. I want to learn even more things.

  6. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your RSS feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

  7. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. cheers

  8. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with useful information to work on. You have done a formidable task and our entire community will likely be grateful to you.

  9. Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Wonderful blog and outstanding design and style.

  10. This is really interesting! You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your RSS feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic posts. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *