Continuing with the office health series, it’s often hard to find time to work out your muscles when you’re always doing work at your desk. Studies have shown that sitting for longer than 30 minutes places unhealthy stress on your spine. Taking a quick 3-5 minute break to get up and move around helps with circulation to your muscles. And you may not have an office with a door so we found a few exercises that you can do in the comfort of your cubicle without being seen.
You’re basically doing the motion anyway, why not sneak in a few more for a great strength exercise
Office Chair Abs
if you replace your normal office chair with an exercise ball, you are forcing your abs to work to hold yourself in position. Plus it works your core and takes stress off your lower back
Water bottle curls
You can always bring a dumbbell to work with you but a water bottle is a great substitute and less obvious.
Other waterbottle workouts you can do:
Front arm raises
Multitask by reading emails while strengthening your calves and ankles with calf raises. Stand and hold onto your chair then raise up on your toes.