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Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle with Office Exercise!

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle with Office Exercise!Be fit and have a healthier body even at work! Here are some recommended office exercises you can do at the office.

Every one of us wants to be healthy and physically fit. And who wouldn’t right? We all want to feel better and have a longer life in health. But, one can’t achieve such a healthy body with a weak immune system. We can build this up by having a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy food, having a healthy diet, and regular exercise. But most of the time, it’s the latter that we always find hard to have mostly because of those busy working schedules and office work needed to earn a living. But there’s a workaround with this situation, and despite our hours being spent in the office, having a regular exercise is still achievable with some office exercises we can do during break time or while working. Nothing will absolutely hinder you from keeping a healthy lifestyle, definitely not work!

Learn about these exercises and try hitting two birds in one stone: Or should we say staying healthy while making a living. Now that’s a healthy living, right?

Take the stairs instead of riding elevators or escalators– If your office isn’t on the ground floor, start taking stairs instead of taking the usual elevator ride you do every day. It can be a good cardio exercise, and it makes your legs stronger.

Turn waiting time into calf- strengthening time– If you are waiting for copies to print or photocopy, instead of standing you transform it into an office exercise by lifting your heels up and down until you feel a mild but satisfying burn in your calves.

Wrist Stretch– It is important for your wrist and fingers to maintain its blood circulation from exhaust typing. You can do a simple stretch extending an arm in front, palm up, and grabbing the fingers with other hand. Gently pull the fingers towards you so that the fingers will be stretched.

Chair Squat– Let’s get that painful back exercised! Lift up until your hips are just hovering over the chair, arms out of balance. Hold for 2-3 seconds and stand all the way up.

Side Bends– Let’s get your abdominal muscle get exercised, too! Hold a water bottle in both hands and stretch it up over the head, arms straight. Bend towards the left (or right and vice versa) as far as you can to contract the abs.These may be just simple stretches and unnoticeable type of exercises, but you’ll be surprised on how they help your body stay in form before, during, and on your way to finish work. That’s easy, right?

Work-out

StretchingOE_crop380wOffice work is not really a glam job. We usually say office work is much better than plumbing, carpentry, repair and maintenance. In the office, we get to avoid the heat of the sun, have our own space or table in the office with matching picture of our family or cute dog, have free coffee from the pantry and proudly wear corporate attires. So what are the reasons to be tired and exhausted?

One of the main reasons is sitting. According to studies, prolonged sitting can cause increased LDL cholesterol also known as bad cholesterol. This is our one way ticket to heart problems and other circulatory diseases such as Atherosclerosis and Ischemia.

Effect on bones. Prolonged sitting is bad. Prolonged sitting and slouching is worse. Slouching can strain our neck and cervical vertebrae. When we slouch our spine is pressed unevenly which affects the surrounding tendons and ligaments. One bone problem that we don’t want to have is Osteoporosis.

What do we do?

Move from time to time. This will improve blood circulation in our body thus preventing hypertension and circulatory problems. We can also do a 3-minute stretching starting from head to toe. One more exercise that is really effective is standing up from sitting without any hand support. You can do this repetitively for one minute every day. Lastly, if your boss will allow you to bring an exercise ball, replace your office chair with it. Exercise ball can help us improve our posture and tone our abs.

Happy work-out!