Gaining weight is the easiest thing in the world. All you have to do is keep eating unhealthy food and not get any physical activity. On the contrary, losing weight can prove next to impossible. Millions of people around the world want to lose weight but are unable to because, for one, they don’t have the patience and willingness to put in the required time and effort, and, secondly, they have too much on their plate. It is understandable that you spend a majority of your time sitting behind a desk at work. By the time you get off, you might not have enough energy for the drive home, let alone working out.
In this scenario, you might assume there is no way you can lose weight. Well, fortunately, there are some tips you can follow to exercise while you work. The best part is you don’t even have to leave your desk. In fact, getting a light workout while you are working is better than skipping meals in a bid to lose weight. So, without further ado, here are some exercises you can do at work which aren’t really strenuous:
If you want to tone your abs, it is much easier than you imagined. All you have to do is adjust the height of your chair so that the gap between your hips and knees is down to a couple of inches at most. From this position, you have to lean forwards, bringing your chest parallel to your hips. Next, tighten your shoulder blades and it will further push your chest. As your core muscles are engaged, your abs will be toned.
Did you know clenching your butt muscles is an effective workout? It’s simple really, as you only have to tighten the muscles in your butt for five seconds. Then, let go and wait for five seconds before tightening them again. This way, you can tone your booty. This is perhaps the simplest way to exercise while you work.
Now, this one will only work if you have a desk and sufficient legroom under it. Straighten your back and sit up, as tall as you can. Next, place your feet firmly on the floor and straighten your right leg. Next, flex your foot and hold it that way for a few seconds. Then, get back to the original position, slowly, taking about five seconds. Then, do it with the other leg. Do this 10 to 12 times a day and you can tone your legs as you exercise while you work.