10 great ways to exercise at work

Do you spend so many hours a day sitting in front of the computer that you don't have time to hit the gym? You can still get in shape by working out at your own desk. A post from Ostrichpillow.

Warm-up stretches


Before doing any intense exercise, it is crucial to stretch the muscles to prevent injury. In addition, these movements are useful even if you don't have time to continue with your workout, as they improve blood flow and release the mind from stress for a few minutes. Many can be done sitting down, but try getting up and you will feel much better.

  • Touch the ceiling: interlace your fingers and raise your arms as if you wanted to touch the ceiling with the palms of your hands. Hold the position for 10-15 seconds.

  • Shrugs: lift your shoulders up to your ears and circle back and forth repeatedly.

  • Open your chest: interlace your fingers behind your back and raise your arms as if reaching for something behind you. Hold the position for 10-15 seconds.

  • Grab your feet: stand up, bend your right knee back until your heel touches your buttock. Grasp your foot with your hand to hold the position. If you can't keep your balance, use your opposite hand to lean against the wall. Repeat with your left leg.

  • Hear yourself: tilt your head toward one shoulder and try to touch the floor with the opposite arm. The weight of your head will be enough to stretch. Repeat to the other side.

  • Look around: with your back in a straight position, look ahead and very slowly start turning your head to one side and the other. Then do the same looking up and down.

10 best exercises to do at your desk


Once your body is ready, it's time to start moving for real. You may feel a little ridiculous at first, but soon everyone in the office will start to follow your lead.

  • Walk around the office: start with a w