Busy Schedule? Stay Fit With These Quick and Easy Exercises!
For most of us, finding time to be physically active can be a struggle. We all know that sitting at a desk all day can be detrimental to our health, but we cannot avoid it, our work has to be done. Try working the below exercises into your routine this week and remember that physical activity can be done anywhere! These exercises are also a great way to de-stress during the hectic day!
Desk Push-Ups: Facing your desk, place both hands shoulder width apart on the edge of your desk and walk your feet back until your body is straight (keep that butt down). Lower yourself towards the desk until your chest nearly touches and then push back up. That is one. Repeat 10 to 12 times. Good For: Upper Arms, Chest and Back
Book Press: Find the heaviest book you have, hold it behind your head and extend your arms up. Drop it back down to your neck. Repeat 10 -12 times Good For: Upper Arms
Tricep Desk Dips: Standing, facing away from your desk, place hands shoulder width apart on the desk, and slide your feet out in front of you. Bend your arms to about a 90 degree angle and then straighten. Good For: Upper Arms
Stairs: If you have stairs in your office building, you have the perfect opportunity to exercise everyday. Take 10 trips up the stairs stepping on each step and then 10 trips up the stairs stepping on every other step. Repeat depending on comfort level. Good For: Cardio and Legs
Go for a Walk: Take a portion of your lunch and walk around the building or down the sidewalk. Make the walk last for around 15-20 min. Take a co-worker and make it a regular outing. Good For: Cardio and Stress Relief
Chair Squats: Standing about 6 inches in front of your chair, squat down until your butt touches your seat and then stand back up. Good For: Legs and Glutes
Toe Raises: Stand up and raise yourself up onto the balls of your feet and count to two. Lower back down to the floor and then repeat 10-12 times. * To make the exercise harder, do 10-12 on only one foot and then switch sides. Good For: Calves and Glutes