Exercises at Your Desk

As the new year begins and the workload increases, going to the gym at the end of the day is most likely the last thing on anyone’s mind.  People spend all day in the office sitting and slouching in a desk chair, rarely getting up and stretching his or her body.  Furthermore, a survey in 2009 performed by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health revealed that nearly 50% of adults in the United States do not engage in the suggested 30 minutes of activity five days a week.
With these high numbers showing a strong trend in the lack of physical activity by most Americans, we propose that people take the time to exercise at work.  Forbes has released exercises for individuals sitting at a desk all day.  These exercises require you to engage your muscles with an in-office workout routine so you will not feel as guilty about skipping the gym this afternoon.  However, these exercises will by no means have you looking like Michael Phelps, but they will offer you a source of activity during a busy day at work.
Some of these exercises include tricep desk dips, carpal tunnel reliever, leg raises, and a spinning spinal stretch.  Start your office workout here by viewing these images of the best exercises to do at work.

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