Monday, June 8, 2009

Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

Instead of sitting at work all day with no movement why not perform a few simple exercises. You can try having some kind of movement will help your blood pump through your body which helps spread nutrients throughout your body and helps reduce the chance of developing blood clots in your legs.

Here are a few simple exercises you can do at your desk:

1)Glut Squeezes: Squeeze your butt cheeks together and hold for 5 seconds.

2)Ankle Pumps: Point your feet up and down repeatedly.

3)Abdominal Tightening: Suck in your gut and hold for 5 seconds.

4)Marching: Stand up and march in place every hour for a couple of minutes.

5)Wrist Rom: Bend your wrists up and down repeatedly.

Written by Huda Ahmed, MS, ACSM Personal Trainer at Motivation Fitness, West Conshohocken, PA

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