- Lunge and Rotate. The lunge
- Hinge, hold and stretch. The stretch
- Deep Squat. A deep squat is a good test of mobility.
- Breathe. Deep belly breathing can make a huge difference.
- Pull more than push.
- Get off the couch!
How can I improve my physical activity with a desk job?
- Walk or Bike to Work. Many people who don’t live that far from work get their daily exercise in by walking or biking to work.
- Ditch the Chair.
- Sit on an Exercise Ball.
- See Your Colleagues in Person.
- Take Regular Breaks.
- Visit a Physical Therapist.
How much exercise do I need if I have a desk job?
We know that spending hour after hour sitting down isn’t good for us, but just how much exercise is needed to counteract the negative health impact of a day at a desk? A new study suggests about 30-40 minutes per day of building up a sweat should do it.
How do you offset 8 hours of sitting?
A growing amount of research suggests that just standing — even if you don’t walk around — can have health benefits. To get the right balance, sit 20 minutes out of every half hour at work, standing for eight minutes and moving around for at least two minutes.