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No Time to Workout? 6 Quick Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

Sitting has been said to be the smoking of our generation!  Keep your body moving and help break up your workday with these easy exercises you can do at your desk.

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Tricep Dips

Place your hands shoulder-distance apart on a stable chair, sliding your butt forward.  Bend your elbows as you lower your body to the floor, completing a dip.  Push through your hands as you straighten your arms to return to the start.

Oblique Twists

Sit tall in your chair, placing your hands behind your head, elbows out to the side.  Exhale as you twist your body to the side, feeling a stretch in your obliques.  Turn back to center, repeating on the other side.

Leg Raise

Engage your lower abs – without getting up from your seat!  For this move, take a comfortable seat in your chair, extending your legs out in front of you.  Keeping your legs together, lift them up as high as possible, holding them in this position for a count of five.  Return to starting position.

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Chair Push-Ups

Place your hands on either side of the your chair, extending your legs behind you to form a straight plank.   Slowly, bend your arms and lower your chest towards the chair and straighten them to complete a push-up, being sure to keep your abs tight during the entire movement.  Don’t have a stable chair?  Try this move against a wall.

 Calf Raises

For this move, stand next to your desk or a wall.  On an exhale, lift your heels, raising up onto your toes, with a hand on your desk or the wall for balance.  Inhaling, returning to the start position.

Chair Squats

Begin standing in front of your chair.  On an exhale, lower your body into a squat, just touching your glutes to the seat of the chair and keeping your weight in your heels.  Inhale to return to the starting position.

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