Stay fit at work with these easy-to-do exercises!by Harsh Agarwal Content Writer
Workplace is our second home and we spend our most of the time there. Thus it becomes difficult to balance the gym or workout simultaneously. But nothing is impossible once you are determined to lead a fit & healthy life.
A lot of studies have suggested that maintaining an active schedule not only helps you lose weight and keeps you active, but also increases your productivity at work, keeps you contended, reduces stress and helps you stay cheerful throughout the day!
So if you have no time to hit the gym, try these simple exercises to achieve your fitness goals, while you are at work.
Seated Leg Raises
These are simple leg and abdominal exercises that can be performed even during meetings, without drawing anybody’s attention.
Sit upright on your office chair. Lift your right leg so that it is parallel to the floor. Hold it in the same position for 10 -15 seconds. Repeat the same with your left leg. Do 15 repetitions with each leg. For women wearing kurta and palazzos at work can also do this exercise easily. This will help in building strength and once you have achieved that, try adding weight to your legs by looping a bag or a purse.
The Hovering Leg Raise
This is a variant of Seated leg raises and works on your core. Sit straight on your chair and raise both the legs so that they are parallel to the floor. Slowly lower your legs and hold them at an inch or two above the ground. Hold the position for as long as you can, and then release.
You can easily perform this exercise in any kind of outfit, even if you are wearing a dress or kurta with churidar or tights.
The Leaning Plank
We are sure there are many moments in a day, when you don’t feel like sitting and working! Well, steal those minutes and get up from your chair.
The leaning plank is a variant of the conventional and super beneficial plank exercise, using a very similar form. Step back at least a foot away from the wall, lean forward against it with the support of your forearms. Hold this position for as long as you can and then come back to your original position.
You can also try this exercise in another way. Take the leaning position and lower yourself, until your shoulders almost touch the wall and push yourself back up. Repeat 15 times.
The Football Fast Feet
This is one of the most fun and easy exercises to do at work. Sit on your chair and keep your feet flat on the ground. Start taping your feet rapidly at the same place, as if you are running in that place. Continue for 30 seconds, pause and continue again for another 30 seconds. You can perform this in every half an hour or so, to pump up your heart, without breaking into sweat!
The Silent Seat Squeeze
One of the most effective and silent exercises, the silent seat, is an amazing isometric glutes exercise for your glutes muscles. To start toning, all you have to do is, simply squeeze the buttocks and hold for 5-10 seconds, and then release. You can repeat as many times as you want and the results will be visible in a few weeks!
Try these simple, effortless yet effective exercises regularly, to stay fit and in shape. Also motivate your colleagues to do the same!
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