Useful Exercises for Good Health

Now a day, life style disorder is very common. We are facing a lot of stress while doing our job. We all are so busy that we don’t have time to get proper diet, sleep. There is no time for exercise. As a result, we get various type of disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, disease of heart and so on. But we can remain fit in offices by taking care of small things in our life style.

Simple Exercise to Do at Office

It should be kept in mind that lot of these disease is associated with sedentary life style. This life style includes heavy work load at office with minimum exercise. People at office are more habitual of taking snacks like pakoras, chips and other rich foods which make them fat and unhealthy. So, it should be kept in mind that always take stairs instead of the elevator. Always try to take a walk with co-workers during lunch break. This will not only make you healthy but you become more active in your daily routine.

It is also seen that people are more likely to done text chatting and phone calls during their free time. So, it is recommended that they should walk down the hall and talk with their co-worker instead of chatting.

If your lunch break is of longer duration, you could also go to park and do some walking.

It is seen that people work continuously at computer. They also suffer from complaints like migraine and weak eye sight. So, it is recommended to have 10 minute workout break throughout the day.

Easy Work Outs

Head rolls

Gently lower ear to shoulder and hold for 10 seconds. Then slowly roll chin to chest and up to other shoulder and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise several times. While doing this exercise it should be kept in mind that person should not extend neck back too far.

Head turns

Turn your head to look over left shoulder and hold for 10 seconds. Then turn head the other way and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise several times.

Chin tucks

Raise the head to straighten the neck. Tuck the chin and upwards creating a double chin. This also results in a forward tilt of the head. Hold in this position for 10 seconds and repeat it several times.

Shoulder rolls

Circle shoulder forward several times, then backward. Repeat this 3 5 times.

Shoulder stretches

Stretch arm above head. Then cradle elbow with hand and gently pull elbow behind the head. Hold this position for 10 seconds several times.

Foot stretches

While sitting on chair don’t take support. Lift your foot one at a time up to 3 inches. Then tighten muscles of your foot and keep in this position for 5 10 seconds. Then relax. Repeat the exercise 2 3 times with individual leg.

This exercise is extremely useful in improving circulation. It makes muscles strong. It is also useful in balance of body.

Foot alphabet

Sit on chair. Take out your shoes. Lift your foot up to that position where you can rotate it in every possible position. Now try to make alphabets by using toes. This helps in flexing and relaxing of toes. Repeat the exercise 2 3 times a day.

It relaxes toes.

Wrist Stretch

Interlace fingers. Keep palms outward and straighten arms in front. Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat it several times.

While doing work at office it should be kept in mind that while keying, keep your wrist straight while your fingers are suspended over the keyboard. Always keep elbows at keyboard level. Always adjust chair height.

Don’t rest your wrists on the desk or keyboard. Always keep hands suspended.

Upper and lower back stretch

Interlace fingers and trunk palms upward above head. Straighten arms then slowly lean slightly from side to side.

Repeat this movement several times.

Back arching

Stand up. Support lower back with hands and gently arch back. Gently arch back and hold for 5 10 seconds. Repeat as often as is needed.

  • Always sit well back in your chair. If your feet need support use a foot rest.
  • Adjust the back rest on your chair to support your lower back.

Foot rotation

Hold onto the chair with hand either side. Straighten leg and lift food a few centimetres off lower. Rotate foot and ankle both ways. Point toes up. Extend toes down. Repeat it several times.

Eye exercise

Sit up straight. Face forward and repeat this sequence several times without moving head. Look up, then down. Look left then right.

Besides these exercises a person can also try some other exercises

  • Take a full water bottle to do some strength training exercises like pressing it up over your head.
  • A person can do partial squats while waiting for work to be done.
  • Stand up or march in place while on the phone.
  • A person can use resistance band to perform strengthening exercises in your office.
  • Take an extra lap around the building whenever you get up.
  • In order to stay fit, keep an exercise log and try to increase your move time each week.
  • You can also make use of technology by using pedometer. Be competitive, se who can can walk the most steps each week.
  • Change your position or posture often.
  • Do 5 minutes of silent meditation while standing.
  • Use the dust bin furthest away from desk.
  • Eat your lunch away from your desk.
  • Stand during meetings and presentation.
  • Stand while participating in a conference.
  • Always practice good posture.
  • Do jumping jacks in your office.

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