How to Exercise at your Desk

Your body dreads the prospect of sitting for 8 hours a day

But it necessarily takes a backseat to pulling in the daily dough. While making money is important, so is the health of your body and in particular your spine. Below you will find ingenious exercises that target the core to help you maintain good posture and keep pressure off your lower back.  If you must sit at a desk, lend your body a little slack by using the office chair and desk to pull off a few exercises every hour. 

  • Sneaky buns and obliques: just squeeze. Squeeze your glutes and hold for 5 seconds before releasing and do the same with your core. This is the simplest and quickest way to start toning muscles that matter for posture. 
  • Chair running: recline in your chair and perform a cyclical motion with your legs as though you are riding a bike. The only trick here is to not let your feet touch the ground. 
  • Leg lifts: lift your legs off the floor and hold them straight in the air for up to 20 seconds. Let them down and repeat. 
  • Swivel in your desk chair: hold your feet just off the ground and grip the desk then slowly swivel from side to side. 

Exercise is imperative but equally hard to come by during a 40-hour work week. At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we believe that getting your weekly dose of exercise may mean modernizing your attitude! Let’s work together to sneak workouts into your daily routine and start a miniature fitness revolution right from your desk; call our office in Fremont to schedule an appointment today!

Dr. Francis Scorca, D.C. 

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