25 Office Exercises: Easy Desk-Friendly Ways to Get Fit in 2021
Modern technology has given us plenty of benefits and conveniences, but with one major drawback: Most of us sit at a desk for eight (or more) hours a day, five days a week, most weeks of the year.
And unfortunately, the very thing that can make us productive, profitable, and successful employees for our company can also harm our health—maybe even permanently.
Too much sitting can be blamed for health ailments such as weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions. One (slightly alarming) study even found that people who sit all day have a 40% increased risk of dying.
While we’re not saying your job is going to kill you, it’s a good idea to take some simple steps to improve your health at work. An easy place to begin: Simply start to move your body a little more at your desk.
At Fitspot Wellness, the company I co-founded, our mission is to help more people become more active at work. And we’ve found that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort to take better care of your health and well-being on the job.
An easy way to start: Simply move your body a little more during the workday. To help you get started, we put together this list of 25 easy, desk-friendly exercises that’ll offset the effects of sitting all day. These exercises don’t require any sort of investment and will help you stay fit and maintain energy throughout the workday. The more you move, the better you’ll feel — it’s really as easy as that.