✔ If you’re not afraid of garnering a little extra attention at work, try the desk push-up. Simply place your palms flat on the table and move your legs back until your body forms a 45° angle with the floor.
✔ Assume this to be your starting position and do push-ups as you would on the floor.
✔ This exercise helps strengthen your arms.
✔ Carpal tunnel syndrome is a tingling or numbing sensation experienced in your hand, largely due to tasks such as typing or using a mouse. To relieve the tension on your arm’s carpal tunnel, try this exercise.
✔ Stand in front of your desk with your palms bent in such a manner that the top rests flat on your desk and the fingers point towards your body.
✔ Hold the stretch for 15-20 seconds and repeat multiple times during the course of the day.
✔ Even for the most careful of the lot, sitting straight all day long can be a task. Considering you know how horrible a hunched back is for your posture, get started on the shoulder blade squeeze immediately.
✔ Imagine placing a rod between your shoulder blades, one that you have to keep in position solely with your shoulder blades.
✔ Contract them, hold for 5-10 seconds and then release. It may help to bend both arms at a slight angle to achieve this.
✔ Repeat the exercise 8-10 times for instant relief.
✔ If you’re fretting over knee problems or sore muscles, don’t forget to add this exercise to the mix. The bonus is that it doesn’t attract any unwanted attention either!
✔ Whilst sitting upright, raise your leg from the knee so that your entire leg is in 1 straight line, with your foot flexed. Then, lower your leg down.
✔ Repeat this exercise 20 times with each leg.
✔ If you’re going all out, there’s nothing better than chair squats to add to your deskercise routine.
✔ If you sit on a high chair, lower it a little before beginning this exercise.
✔ Stand 6”–8” in front of the chair with your arms outstretched in front of you.
✔ Squat while keeping your back straight until your bottom touches the seat of your chair. Come back up to your starting position and repeat the exercise at least 5 times.
✔ As you inch towards the end of a workday, your back needs some respite too.
✔ Stretch your back muscles by sitting upright on your chair, twisting as far as you can to the right while holding on to the back of your chair to reinforce your stretch.
✔ Come back to a normal seating position and repeat the same stretch on the left side.
✔ Excellent at giving your upper back, shoulder and triceps some exercise, the book press is an easy exercise to perform, as long as you have a heavy book on hand.
✔ Stand and hold the heaviest book around with both your hands.
✔ Now, raise your arms over your head while holding the book (this is your starting position) and lower them backwards, dropping them as low as the nape of your neck. Then, raise your arms again. This completes the exercise once.
✔ Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Written By : Shirley Mistry