5 Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

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Finding time to exercise when you work a full time job and are trying to balance work with family can be a difficult thing. However just because you work a sedentary job where much of your day is spent sitting at the desk, doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout!

There are plenty of exercises you’re able to do from your desk including strengthening, yoga, stretching, and muscle-building exercises. Some of them won’t be noticeable to others, while others you may want to have a private office to do them. Either way, you will be on your way to a stronger, fitter body with these simple desk exercises.

Crunches

If you want to work out your abdominal muscles, it is possible to do right from your own desk. To do seated crunches, make your sure feet are lying flat on the floor with your knees bent and you’re sitting up straight. To make sure you have good posture, adjust your chair so that it sits straight up and lean against the back. Keep your hands in your lap and take a deep breath. Every time you release your breath, push the lower part of your back against the chair as you tighten your abdominal muscles. You will feel a burn in your upper and lower muscles after several repetitions.

Hamstring Stretch

The hamstring pull will stretch out your hamstrings while giving you more strength and flexibility as a result. To do the hamstring stretch, maintain a sitting up position with a perfectly- aligned back and torso. Place both of your hands on one of your knees, with both palms resting on your hamstring. Lift the opposite leg slightly toward your chest, while maintaining the bent position. Repeat for 5-10 repetitions, and switch to the other side to do the same

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