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  • Writer's pictureAllie Saunders

Sit Less, Move More: Easy Exercises for your Office Life

Ever notice how sitting for long hours at your desk leaves you feeling a bit drained? I totally get it. We've all been there. But here's the thing – moving around a bit during your workday can make a world of difference, not just for your body but for your focus and creativity too.

Making Your Workspace Work for You

Let's talk about your workspace. Small tweaks can turn it into a hub of activity. Ever thought about a standing desk? It's a game-changer for keeping the blood flowing. Or how about swapping your chair for a balance ball? It engages your core without you even realizing it. And don't forget about placing things slightly out of reach – a little stretch here and there goes a long way.

Desk Exercises to Energize Your Day

Now, here's the fun part – desk exercises! I've actually tried these during my lunch break. Elevated push-ups on the desk, tricep dips, and squats – they're discreet but effective. And don't worry; you won't be the office show-off. Simple stretches like neck rolls and shoulder shrugs work wonders too. Take the stairs, do seated marches – it all adds up.

In a nutshell, it's about understanding the power of movement, tweaking your workspace, and throwing in some easy exercises. I can vouch for the lunchtime workouts; they're a game- changer. So, let's break free from the desk-sitting trap and make our workspace a haven of movement and energy!

~Allie Saunders, Personal Trainer, Health Coach

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