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5 Ways to Stay in Shape at Work

by Kayla Sanders, Social Media Coordinator

Razonia McClellan Public Relations

Do you often find yourself sitting at your desk 8-5 and looking to fit gym time in your busy schedule? Here are some easy ways to stay in shape while at your desk!

The leg raiser

This exercise is very easy and you can do this while sitting in your chair. Sit straight up and alternate raising each leg to a 90-degree angle. I recommend doing 3 sets of 30 reps. This desk exercise will get your booty toned in no time.

Book press

Grab a heavy book near you and get ready to build your triceps. Hold the book with both hands above your head, now bring it down behind your head and then pull it back up. This exercise will make you sore with 3 sets of 12 reps.

Desk squats

Stand in front of your chair with feet shoulder length apart. Now squat down until your butt touches the seat of the chair and come back up. This exercise is easy and just 3 sets of 15 reps. You can do it!

Wall sits

Have a 5-minute break? Find an empty wall nearest you. Now, sit on the wall at a 90-degree angle and hold for 45 seconds. Do this 3 times and you will soon have buns of steel.

Calf raises

Easy as 1,2,3! Stand behind your chair and hold the back of your chair for balance. Now, extend your body up onto your tippy-toes and come back down. Good, now do 3 sets of 40 reps for this exercise.

With these exercises, you won’t feel lazy at work anymore. Feel free to adjust the rep amounts to accommodate to your needs. You will see results after just 2 weeks of this desk workout.