Deskercising: Tips for Fitness + the Workplace
This one’s for our working women (and anyone with a home office)! Did you know your desk doubles as workout equipment? Check out our tips for fitting a little fitness into your workday.
Sit up straight with shoulders back and down. Exhale and pull your belly button back toward your spine, activating your transverse abdominis.
Keep your core engaged and shoulders back and down. Place your hands on your desk with fingers facing toward your body. Engage your triceps and bend your elbows to dip. Push back up for one rep.
With your core tight, start in plank position with hands on your desk. Bend to 90 degrees in your elbows and push back up for one rep.
Get into a low lunge position, making sure your knee does not pass your toes. With your front foot, come up to a high heel, then lower back down for one rep.
Narrow V Position
Stand with heels together and toes apart. Lift onto high heels, keeping your shoulders over hips and core engaged. From here, bend at the knees. Extend and push back up for one rep.
Just Get Moving!
Whenever you have the chance, whether it’s standing up for a phone call or taking a walking lap around the office, just get up and moving!
Gearing up for a big meeting? Studies have shown getting into Power Pose can reduce stress and boost confidence in under two minutes!
Typing all day can be straining on your essential wrist joints. Stretch them out by pushing the back of your hand into your desk gently.
Hip Flexor Stretch
To open up your hip flexors after a long day of sitting at your desk, get into healthy low lunge position, straighten your back leg and push against your desk.