In today’s world, most professional occupations demand being seated at a computer for as long as 8 hours. The immobility of various body parts affects not only your physical well-being but mental health too. It is essential that you engage in some of the other forms of physical activity at your work to avoid health-related risks. Here are a few simple exercises that you can do while at work that will keep you moving:
Stretch it till you make it:
Sit straight in your chair and place your left arm behind your left hip. Gently twist to the left, using the right hand to deepen the stretch. Hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat on the other side. Tightened muscles are the major cause of pain in the body. This simple exercise reduces the tension in the muscles that support the spinal cord which prevents the risk of pain.
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No tension with extension:
Sit tall in your chair with your stomach in and extend your left leg until it’s level with your hip in such a manner that you feel your ‘Quadriceps’, the large muscle at the front of the thigh, squeezed. Hold for 2 seconds, lower and repeat on the other side. Leg Extension helps stretch the muscles of the legs and gets your knees in motion so as to prevent them from freezing, thereby terminating the chances of pain.
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Reach for the Stars:
Interlock your fingers and stretch up towards the sky, as high as you can, keeping your palms facing up towards the ceiling. At certain intervals of time, give your hands a break from typing and use them to stretch out. The aforementioned exercise reduces the tension in the muscles of the upper-body thereby diminishing the risk of pain.
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Roll it right up:
This exercise requires you to slowly rotate your shoulders, first in the clockwise direction and then in the anti-clockwise direction. Start with 5 times for each shoulder and then slowly increase the count. This is the simplest exercise to ease the tension from your shoulders. This exercise eliminates the stiffness from your shoulders caused by sitting for longer period of time. It also helps in maintaining your posture.
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