Easy exercise you can do at your desk
Have you ever considered how much time you sit at work? Almost half of the Australian workforce spends most work days firmly planted in their seats. Those in admin and clerical work, machine operators, managers, and drivers top the sedentary list. Yet, remaining seated brings potential problems with: weight, exhaustion, high blood pressure, high blood sugar; and neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, and thigh complaints. That’s why sitting has been labelled the new smoking!
The good news is that simple exercises help reduce these risks. Sprinkled throughout your work day, they can protect your health in important ways. Remember, it’s best to regularly stand up and move around − a light two-minute jaunt every 20 minutes is ideal. However, if it’s tough to leave your desk, these three exercises will help.
Most people who sit at a desk know what it’s like to have a sore neck, aches, stiffness, and even neck-related headaches. Regular motion may reduce this problem.
Sit with your neck tall and your head facing forward. First, turn your head to the left as far as is comfortable. Hold for 10 seconds. Then turn your head to the right, hold for 10 seconds. Next, bend your left ear toward your left shoulder. Hold for 10 seconds.
Then repeat to the right. Now, look up to the ceiling, then down to the ground. Again, hold each movement for 10 seconds.
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