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Squash the Work Stress with These Fitness Moves

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The new word for exercising at work is: Deskercise, which basically means exercising while at your desk…simple enough right? We all spend a lot of time in front of our computers or desks (roughly 8-10 hours a day) which can really do a number on your energy levels and posture. Our bodies are meant to be sitting in one spot for a long period of time, it is bad on your back and causes health problems.

Opt for some quick and easy “Deskercise” moves that you can combine in your daily work routine. They will not only help relieve some work stress but help you work out while being stuck at the office.

5 BEST DESKERCISE MOVES TO DO AT WORK

 

DESK PUSHUPS

With both of your hands on your desk, step back at a 45 degree angle. Do a dozen pushups while on your desk, you may get a few looks from co-workers but just smile and continue.

BOOK TRICEP PRESS

Find the heaviest book you can find in your office. Hold it behind your head, then extend your arms up. Drop it back down to your neck and continue to do 10-12 reps.

SHOULDER BLADE SQUEEZE

A lot of our tension is in our neck and shoulders. Stand up and squeeze your should blades together as if you have a pencil in between them. Repeat until you feel relief.

OFFICE YOGA

Need to zen out for quick sec at the office, bust out your yoga mat and get on all fours. Zen out with your favorite yoga moves, a little downward facing dog or Childs pose.

CHAIR SQUATS

Chair squats while working are going to be your best friend. Pull your chair out away from desk. Stand up and bend down and lower your booty onto the top of the chair (squat) repeat about 25-30 reps.

There have been many studies showing the effects of sitting all day while at work. Just because you are at the office, doesn’t mean you can’t work on your fitness goals.

Cali girl at heart who enjoys the outdoors, writing, adventuring, and spending time with my daughter and loved ones. Cheers! "I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude." -Brene Brown

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