Feel chained to your desk? Having trouble finding time to fit some exercise into the daily routine when stuck in your cubical? Try some of these simple exercises for 20-30 repetitions at your desk to burn some energy, improve posture, and reduce your stress.
- Alternating toe taps
- Seated marching
- Heel raises
- Shoulder blade squeezes
- Shoulder shrugs/rolls
- Seated knee extensions- extend your leg straight hold for 5 sec then slowly lower
- Upper trunk rotations- sitting in neutral posture, folding your arms across your chest, turn slowly side to side
- Mini Squats – sit to stand from a stationary chair
- Wall push ups
Other options, if you have the time, are to take the stairs when possible and go for a brisk walk during a break time or lunch. Remember every little bit of activity each day adds up to improve your health and wellness.