Have you ever wondered if you can workout at the workplace? Exercise is important and many people currently work sitting in front of their computer for several hours a day, making it impossible to constantly focus on fitness, and become victims of being overweight.
Due to the onset of various diseases brought by work pressure and stress, muscle pain and even eyestrain (which leads to the occurrence of headaches), it is important that people who work in an office for several hours a day, take a few minutes to exercise.
On YouTube there are several video tutorials; however, you can start with a routine as it consists only of easy stretches:
- Change your chair for a medicine ball. How many hours do you spend sitting in the office? Surely at least half a day you’re still at a computer and afternoon hurt from neck to lower back. Much of this problem is to adopt positions: mid-hip chair, legs fully extended and bent our backs. But another part is due to the shape of the chairs is not always the most ergonomic. When using a ball, as it is an unstable surface, your belly remains contracted to stand firm. In addition, improving your posture and stretching can you finish each task.
- Workout with the ball. Yes, if you cannot change your seat, workout with the medicine ball. You can make some moves to strengthen the legs, abdomen and arms without much notice you’re exercising: Sit in the middle of the chair with your back right completely and fully stretch a leg to 90 degrees from the floor. Feel your muscles contract and keep it lifted. Remain in the position for 10 to 15 seconds and switch legs. Repeat with both of 3-4 times and increases the seconds and repetitions as you improve.
- After the above, stand up and make a squat as if you were to sit without touching your hips reach the chair. Your knees should not exceed your feet; concentrate on bringing your hips back. Repeat 10 to 12 times, rest and repeat the series 3 or 4 times.
Working out in the office is positive. By taking a break, your mind recreates and refreshes, so to resume the activities of work, you will be more creative and productive.
It also lets you stretch the muscles of your body that remain static on the computer, giving you freedom of movement and makes your body relax, so you can say goodbye to all the muscle pain caused by a sedentary lifestyle.
Starting a workout at the workplace means you require the willingness to do so, knowing that it will bring multiple benefits. The biggest barrier may be the lack of will. For this, it is useful to seek a co-worker who also wants to exercise.
Another thing you should consider is how to arrange your day so you better decide to make a batch of 10 minutes of stretching in the morning and another 10 minutes at the end of the workday. So you do not will interrupt any activity and, conversely, help you get started correctly and remove any pressure from your body in your same office and so do not take her home.
Not only you will be getting rid of work stress but also diseases associated with lack of mobility in your work center. So put to work and make up your mind to do some exercise in the office. You will look and feel great.