Exercise for the Demotivated and Time Strapped, Week 3 of 3

Exercise for the demotivated and time-strapped

Week Three

This is the last week of a three week blog series for people that would like simple exercises they can build in their day to day life to improve their flexibility, strength and brain health.  This week I cover exercises to do while you are working at your desk and just before you nod off to sleep.

Desk Chest Stretch

Desk Chest Stretch

Benefits of this exercise: 

Stretches tight muscles in the chest and the front of the shoulders which often leads to poor posture

Tips:

  • Hold the back of your chair with your arms straight and lean forward
  • If you sit for long periods at your desk do this stretch twice a day holding for 20-30 seconds

Video:


Seated march (at your desk)

Seated march (at your desk)

Benefits of this exercise: 

Improved circulation in your feet and a bit of cardiovascular work

Tips:

  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and down
  • To make it harder keep your back off the back rest and your core muscles engaged
  • Can do this anytime throughout your work day when you are thinking or waiting on hold

Video:


Seated back stretch (at your desk)

Seated back stretch (at your desk)

Benefits of this exercise: 

Release tension in the upper back and neck

Tips:

  • You can also reach both of your hands to one side of the table and then the other to shift the stretch to the back of your shoulders

Video:


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Good Luck!

Erin

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