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Offline Farhana Israt Jahan

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5 exercises you can do while at work
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:23:54 PM »
5 exercises you can do while at work

Sitting at your desk and staring at the computer screen for hours is not something that most of us, who have regular nine-to-five jobs, can avoid. However, what is most worrying about this kind of a sedentary lifestyle is that it takes a toll on our health and fitness. With all of us running after time constantly, and not getting ample time to workout at home or at a gym, exercising while at work, may be the only possibility.

This will not only reduce stress and keep you energized, focused and healthy, but will also increase your productivity at work. All you need is a break of a few minutes. If you are not blessed with a gym in your office premises, do keep the following tips in mind and make the most of it. You can practice these without leaving your office. Do them every day and notice the difference.

Take the stairs

When given the choice between taking the elevator or climbing the stairs to your floor at work, opt for the latter. Climbing stairs is an easy exercise and also one of the best every day exercises for office-goers. It not only burns calories, but this cardiovascular activity also gets your heart pumping and helps in boosting blood circulation.

Stress buster


Squeezing a stress ball repeatedly gets the blood flowing, and is a good exercise for heavy keyboard users. It also increases strength of the forearm and joints. And it is fun!

Keep walking


Walk around your office after lunch, or within the premises. Brisk walking for 10 minutes or more, boosts energy levels and helps fight stress and aids in relaxation.

Throw your weight(s) around

Keep small hand weights at your desk and lift them while talking on the phone. Try lifting weights that are not very heavy when sitting at the desk. Take a 10-minute break to stand up and do simple lifting exercises. Do two or three sets of 10 to 12 repetitions for a quick, efficient toning workout. You can also stretch a bit while sitting on your chair.

Take it to the mat

Keep a fold-able exercise mat in your office, which can be used to carry out basic exercises like stomach crunches, push-ups and leg lifts. This can help to burn off carbohydrates and revitalize you for the rest of the day.
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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 10:20:00 AM »
good post, thanks for sharing....
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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 03:04:56 PM »
Thanks
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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 12:47:36 AM »
need to follow to keep ourself active during the working period.
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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 09:53:07 AM »
very handy
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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 10:10:21 AM »
Exercises are important for all.

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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 11:08:26 AM »
Nice post..
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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2014, 10:37:48 AM »
I like it, really.

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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2014, 12:51:48 PM »
nice one

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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 08:02:43 PM »
I believe the post is useful.

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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 02:11:16 PM »
This is for me. I will try it while at my work.

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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2014, 10:08:55 AM »
Helpful post.

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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2014, 08:48:04 PM »
I NEED THIS, THANKS

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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2014, 02:15:20 PM »
nice topic

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Re: 5 exercises you can do while at work
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 05:24:32 PM »
Thanks for sharing
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