Research shows that sitting for long periods of time is sabotaging your health. In fact, sitting all day can increase your risk for suffering from a disease. It also puts you at risk for back pain, and leg cramps. The answer? Deskercise!
1. Use your water bottle as a free weight
It’s essential to hydrate, but it’s time to take it to the next level. Just like lifting weights, curl your water bottle up to your shoulder and slowly lower it back to its original position. This is great for building strength in your wrists and toning your arms.
Do 15-20 reps on each arm.
2. Boost your metabolism and burn calories at your desk!
Sit down with your back straight and both feet on the floor. Straighten one leg out as far as it will go. Raise your leg up and down while keeping it straight. Then lower your foot back to the ground and switch legs.
Do 15-20 reps on each leg.
3. Walk and talk
You’re on your phone like it’s part of your body, so use it as such! Take a phone call while taking a walk. Text and walk. Have walking and talking “meetings”.
4. Work your waist in your swivel chair
Sit up straight with your back against the chair. Put your feet together and lift them off the floor as high as you can. Hold the edge of your desk tightly enough to stabilize yourself. Using your core, swivel from left to right.
Do 10-20 reps.