We may think that it is a good idea to work at the office and it sure has its own benefits, but sitting all day and almost not moving your body at all has many risks. Our body should move through the day and some studies have found out that people who sit most of the time have a higher risk of dying from numerous causes. Sitting is linked to almost 430000 all-cause deaths in over 54 countries.
People that sit down most of the time of their day are at a higher risk to suffering from type two diabetes, dementia, heart disease and cancer. It also impairs sugar and fat metabolism. Exercising does not fix all of our problems, but it can make a big difference and improve out health. Here are some exercises that you can do even in your office.
Sit at the edge of your chair and put your feet on the ground in front of you. Keep your back straight and lift your right knee towards your chest. Then, put your arms towards your shin to get a bigger stretch in the lower abs. Repeat this for 20-30 times.
Double knee lift
Sit straight with your knees touching and put your hands on the armrests. Then, lift both of your knees to your chest and lower your feet down to the ground. Repeat 10-20 times.
Oblique pull ups
Sit and put your arms on the armrests. Lean to one side of the chair to partial lift your bum off the chair. Repeat with the other side. Make 10-20 reps.
Put your feet on the ground and sit tall. Straighten your arms out at shoulder height and twist your torso leaning forward to touch your left toes with your right fingers. Then, touch your right toes with your left fingers. Repeat 20-30 times.
Sit in your chair pressing it against a wall to be more stable. Put your arms on the armrests and push yourself off the chair. Meanwhile use our abs to pull up your knees and hold as long as you can.