Office workers could be doing long-term damage to their health by sitting down all day.
Desk jobs have been found to increase your risk of heart disease, and has been linked to chronic health problems like high blood pressure, depression, diabetes and obesity.
Get a team of colleagues together and encourage them to get their muscles working and their blood flowing by following these simple ‘deskercises’;
Raise the roof (20 reps)
While marching in place, push toward the ceiling with your palms up. Make it harder by holding water bottles.
Desk pushup (10 reps)
Place hands on edge of desk, shoulder width apart, legs out behind you. Push off with as much force as you can.
Chair dips (10 reps)
With your legs out in front of you, grab the edge of a chair (or desk) and lift yourself down and back up. At the end, you’ll be conveniently back in your seat.
Hamstring curl (20 reps)
Bend arms at the elbow. Bring one foot up toward your rear end while straightening your arms so that your hands are down when your foot is up.
Knee lift (20 reps)
Just like hamstring curls, except you lift your knee up in front as your arms go down.
What are you waiting for?
Get up off your chair and give them go right now!