We all have felt those slow mornings. Working on computer and suddenly our eyes just keeps dropping. Well, apart from taking a nice hot coffee to boost your day, here are some exercises you can do while at your desk to keep your day going at work.
SIT UP STRAIGHT
It is a fact that slouching and sitting hunched over a desk for a full day is bad for your neck and shoulders.
Sitting up straight benefits your spine and allows your brain stem to find the best position for blood flow and energy stimulation.
Shoulder shrug is easy and a very useful exercise you can do within your workspace.
Raise your shoulders up toward your ears, hold for 5 seconds, and then relax.
Hip stretches are perfect for blood circulation and it can be done without leaving your desk. Just simply sit on the edge of your chair then place your right ankle over your left knee.
Keep your back straight while inhaling and exhaling for up to 10 counts. Switch sides and repeat.
REACH THE ROOF
This exercise is an all-round stretch.
Stand up straight and raise or push your arms towards the ceiling and then march on the spot.
Marching improves the blood flow in your lower body while the arm exercise loosens up the tensions that built up in your neck and shoulder areas.
SEATED LEG RAISER
This exercise is hardly noticeable underneath the desk.
While seated, straighten one or both legs and hold in place for five or more seconds.
Lower the leg or both to the ground without letting the feet touch the floor.
Repeat 15 times. (Either alternating legs or both legs raised)
Bonus: Turn on some upbeat music while working. Listening to upbeat music increases alertness levels and improves your physical performance according to a 2010 sports psychology study.
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