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Easy Workouts To Do At Work

By Guardian Nigeria
11 January 2016   |   2:29 pm
A working class man or woman hardly has time to hit the gym, sitting all day increases our risk for obesity and puts us at risk for back pain, poor posture, leg cramps, tense muscles and sheer boredom.The word exercise comes from the Latin exercere, meaning to keep busy or at work. Exercise is simply the…

A working class man or woman hardly has time to hit the gym, sitting all day increases our risk for obesity and puts us at risk for back pain, poor posture, leg cramps, tense muscles and sheer boredom.The word exercise comes from the Latin exercere, meaning to keep busy or at work. Exercise is simply the act of keeping your body busy, using your muscles and bones while your heart keeps pumping. Here are some easy workouts to do at work
1. A good way to alleviate on-the-job discomfort is stretching: Stretch your arms, legs, neck, feet and waist.
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2. Calf Raises are perfect for when you’re waiting at the copier, printer, or microwave. While standing, simply lift your heels up off the ground, bring them down, and repeat. Sure, they’re noticeable, but the actually amount of movement is about on-par with fidgeting.
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3. Take the stairs if you want to avoid elevator small talk and discomfort. This will help elevate your heart rate; do this twice a day for real leg burn.
4. Try desk push-ups: while standing, position yourself a few feet from your desk and keep your feet together. Then, put your palms on the edge of your desk, about a shoulder width away from each other. Lower down to the edge of the desk, and push back to the starting position. As you increase your strength, see if you can do 15-20 repeatedly in a row.

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5. Desk Squat is an excellent workout for the legs and buttocks. Start by standing with your feet together (and the desk chair pushed out of the way). Bend the knees slightly so the thighs are almost parallel to the ground, as if sitting in a chair. As you bend, raise the arms straight up or towards the computer screen. Keep the knees together and aligned. Hold for 15 seconds and release. Repeat for 4-6 times.

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6. You can exercise your wrist by stretching your arm out in front of you with the palm up. With your other hand, grab your fingers and lightly pull them down to stretch your forearm. It helps to prevent wrist aches and carpal tunnel

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7. Chair dips is a workout for the full body, place the palms of your hands on your chair and your feet on the floor. Move your rear end off of the edge of your seat. Bend your elbows and lower your body. Straighten your arms to return to the starting position.

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