Your body needs some rest. Workaholics need fitness too! If the office is taking way too much time out of your day or sitting at the desk all day is impacting your physical health badly, here are exercises that you can do to kick start your health again.
Shoulder raises are a great way to relieve the tension in your neck. Ease the tension in your shoulders by slowly first rotating them clockwise and then anti-clockwise. Start with 5 times for each shoulder and then slowly increase the count.
You can do these legs and abdominal exercises even when you’re in a meeting or on a conference call without people noticing. Sit upright in your office chair. Straighten your left leg so that it is parallel to the floor and hold it in place for 10 seconds. Now, do the same thing with your right leg. Repeat both legs for 15 repetitions.
This is perfect for you if you spend a lot of time typing. Just stand up for a few seconds and place your wrists onto your desk. Make sure your wrists face away from you and then start applying pressure until you feel the stretch. Sit back on your chair after you’re done with both the wrists and perform a few wrist circles. You’ll actually feel your wrists loosening up.
This dispels fatigue like no other. It’s perfect for people who have their work continuously on computers or paperwork and needs a lot of focus. Roll your eyes slowly, starting from the left, then the top, to the right and then downwards. Repeat this in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions for at least 2 minutes. Then rub your hands together till your palms feel warm, quickly cup the palms and place them on the eyes to soothe them.
This back twist is a great way to relieve tension in your back. To start with, sit in your chair and place your right arm behind your right hip. Twist your torso to the right side and hold for 10 seconds, and then repeat on the other side. Aim to do at least three on each side.