Most people are trapped in the 9-5 circle; they start their day in a rush hoping to beat traffic, they get to work and are enraptured in a pile of tasks, by evening they are stuck in rush hour traffic, they get home late and too tired, thereby having little or no time to work out or exercise their body.

Indeed the work environment can be a stressful place, however, you can use it to your advantage and stay fit by trying the exercises below:

CHAIR DIPS: For this exercise, make sure you use a chair that doesn’t roll. Sit down on the edge of the seat and place your hands behind your hips. Your hands should be on the edge of the seat and shoulder-width apart. Grasp the edges of the chair with both hands. Ensure that your grip on the chair is firm so that you don’t slip off. Now use your arms to raise your body up off the chair and then down so that your buttock goes down toward the floor. Push yourself back up, and repeat 15 times.

SEATED DESK CHILD’S POSE STRETCH: Sit tall with abs pulled in. Ensure your chair is 1 to 2 feet away from the desk, hinge forward at the waist and place both hands on the desk, allowing your head to fall between hands. Slowly walk both hands to the right, so you feel a stretch along left side. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, repeat on the other side. Do 2 to 3 reps on each side.

TAKE A WALK: Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 15-30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes.


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