Episode 81 – 7 office stretching exercises to get energized at work.
Sitting kills. Multiple studies now support that sitting is the new smoking, with people who sit too long having a 54% increase in heart attack risk.
Even though most of us spend multiple hours on our desk chair every day averaging 9.3 hours of total sitting a day, there is light at the end of the tunnel: Taking frequent breaks at work, to get up and walk or stretch, breaks the vicious sitting cycle and reduces the brutal effects of sitting on our longevity.
That’s why I have created the Office Exercise & Stretch app. I did it to help myself get up from my chair more often – because I too sit for multiple hours a day! It’s available on Android and Windows 8.
In today’s episode I included 7 stretching exercises from my Office Exercise & Stretch app to do when you need to take a break and get some extra energy at work.
You don’t have to do all 7 – even if you do 1 or 2 you are going to make a difference in how you feel. Some of these office stretching exercises can be done without even getting up from your chair – perfect for those second-long energy breaks!
Yet, I do recommend getting up as frequently as you can, because as I said before…sitting kills. Plus, getting up gives you an immediate boost of energy – why miss that?
7 office stretching exercises to get quick bolts of energy at work!
Which exercise is your favorite? Which one will you be doing on a daily basis from now on? 😉
Just in case you want more on this subject…Additional anti-sitting resources:
- 8 ways to sit less at work
- 3 office exercises to straighten your posture at work
- How running errands saves your life
- My Facebook Page – like it to get daily movement-inspiration!