5 Easy Desk-friendly Exercises to Get Fit

Today, we’re going to go through the five best exercises that you can do in your office. Not only that, but you can do these five exercises in less than two minutes, meaning you can do them when you get a break and do them several times per day. They are designed to increase your mood and energy quickly.

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#1 – Seat Lifts

Begin in an upright sitting position at the edge of the chair or bench, maintaining a good alignment with your head, shoulders and hips. Place both hands on the chair. Engage your core and straighten your arms out to lift your whole body off the chair. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement.

Seat Lifts

Do as many repetitions as you can in 10 seconds on one side, and then repeat on the other side. Perform the exercise in a smooth, controlled movement. The intensity is light.


#2 – Side Bends

Begin in an upright standing position with your feet flat on the floor and maintaining a good alignment with your head, shoulders, hips, and legs. Contract your core and extend one arm overhead. Reach your hand over your head and bend your upper body to the side. Return to the starting position and repeat the movement on the opposite side.

Side Bends

Do as many repetitions as you can in about 20 seconds. Perform the exercise in a smooth, controlled movement. The intensity is light to moderate.


#3 – Tricep Dips

Begin in an upright sitting position at the edge of the chair or bench, maintaining a good alignment with your head, shoulders and hips. Place both hands on the chair and extend your legs out front. Lift your seat away from the chair, and then drop your seat toward the floor. Using your arms, lift back up to the starting position and repeat the movement. If that is too difficult for you, bend your knees slightly when performing the dip.

Tricep Dips

Do as many repetitions as you can in about 20 seconds. Perform the exercise in a smooth, controlled movement. The intensity is light to moderate.


#4 – Carpal Tunnel Relief Stretch

Begin in either upright standing or sitting position. Bring the back of your hands against the edge of your desk or chair with your fingers down. Here, you want a light stretch on the front of your wrist,  push on the back of your hands gently and hold this position.

Carpal Tunnel Relief Stretch

Hold this position for about 20 seconds. Perform the exercise in a smooth, controlled movement. The intensity is light.


#5 – Lunges

Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart, maintaining a good alignment with your head, shoulders and hips. Place your hands on your hips. Engage your core and take a big step forward with one foot, dropping your back knee down to the ground. Raise up and repeat the movement on the opposite leg. For an added challenge, place your arms above your head as you perform the lunges.

Lunges

Do as many repetitions as you can in about 20 seconds. Perform the exercise in a smooth, controlled movement. The intensity is light to moderate.

That’s all you need to get a quick boost of energy and help get you through the rest of your workday. Do this microenergy break several times throughout the day, and you will feel refreshed and reinvigorated while you work.