Just because you put in 40 hours a week at an office job doesn’t mean you can’t do some on-the-job exercising as well—and no one needs to know you’re toning your body while you work!
Here are four exercises you can do while you work:
Leg exercises: While sitting at your desk, give your legs a boost with some ankle and calf stretches. Simply lift one foot off the floor while keeping your leg straight. Point your toes upward and flex your ankle, then extend your ankle and point your toes down, then draw a circle with your toes, first drawing clockwise and then counterclockwise. Do ten times with each leg.
Stand as you take a break or wait for to printer to do its job. Lift one leg to the back or side, keeping it straight, then slowly lower it and repeat with the other leg. Then bend one of your knees and swing the leg forward and back for 30 seconds. Repeat with the other leg. Do these exercises ten times with each leg.
Chair Squats: Do a few chair squats to strengthen your body as you get up from your and sit down in your chair. Keeping your back straight, begin to sit down but stop an inch or so above the chair seat. Hold the position for ten seconds before raising yourself to a standing position again.
Strengthen upper arms: While seated at your desk or a conference table, put one palm flat against the bottom and try to lift the furniture off the floor. Hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times with each arm.
Glute crunches: Relieve back pain and tone your buttocks by lifting one cheek almost off the chair and rocking from side to side for 30 seconds. Repeat with the other cheek. You can also squeeze your buttock cheeks together tightly and hold for as long as you can, at least 30 seconds. Do this one throughout the day and you’ll soon have a firm, toned bottom line!