23 Oct 3 Ways To Promote Wellness In The Workplace
Sitting down at the office all day can be taxing for the body. After all, humans are not meant to be sitting for 8+ hours of the day. Thankfully there are some ways to combat this inactivity to promote wellness in the workplace. Here are some simple desk workouts that you can preform throughout the day to keep your body as active as possible:
Seated Leg Raises
This exercise is a light leg and abdominal exercise that can be done in your office chair. Simply sit upright in your chair and straighten your left leg so that it is parallel with the floor. Hold this position for 10 seconds then do the same with your right leg. Repeat on both legs for 15 reps. Keep your back straight and your hands on your knees/ in your lap to ensure that your core is engaged.
Football Fast Feet
To preform this exercise simply sit in your chair and pretend as if you were running in place, all the while keeping your feet parallel to the ground. Do this for 30 seconds, pause, and repeat. Working this into every hour of your workday will bring up your heart rate and give you an energy rush.
Getting up and stretching out your body is the most important thing to do to promote wellness in the office. Take a break every hour or so to walk around. Stretch when you stand up, move your body slowly, take a walk, and, if possible, take a short trip outside to loosen your limbs. If you can, do this with a friend and keep each other accountable for keeping up with your desk workouts.
These exercises are great for stirring your muscles from their slumber and getting your heart rate up without making you break into a sweat at work. When you work in chair at a desk all day, it is important to keep your body as active as your mind. These 3 exercises are only the beginning to the possibilities of health and wellness promotion that can be brought into the office.
Lakeside Personal Training offers cooperate wellness plans that can help your entire office stay in shape. If you are looking to make a change for the better for your health and wellness, consider enrolling yourself and your staff into a corporate wellness program with us at Lakeside Personal Training! Our corporate wellness program will give you and your team a custom wellness program suited to your needs, will keep your group accountable, and will help them on their journey to a healthier version of themselves.