When working in an office, the last thing on your mind is getting some exercise. You’re there to make a living and not doing something about your health. In fact, about 95% of office workers said they don’t have the time to do any exercise because of the workload.
These days, people are working more hours and using the old excuse "no-time-to-exercise" more often than before. But what if you could actually exercise at work? While you won't be the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps, you can do some stretching, muscle-strengthening, and even some biking right at your desk. Doctors have always said any amount of exercise helps -- the benefits are cumulative.
"We are made to move, not sit at a desk 12 hours a day," says Joan Price, author of The Anytime, Anywhere Exercise Book. "As ergonomic as your desk or chair may be, sitting produces back pains, headaches, and listlessness. You become less productive."
Most exercise gurus recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five days a week. Yet most people don't seem to reach this level of activity. While you might not be able to go to the gym or home to do during office hours, you can supplement it with exercises done at your desk.
The Sit2Go Fitness Chair can be the best way to get your exercise and do some work done at the same time. It provides a super comfortable sitting experience, which is a great choice for your office chair.
Many companies are now encouraging their employees to get more exercise as this shows they can be more productive than just sitting in front of their desks. And today with the present pandemic, more people are working from their homes and converting their rooms into office spaces where they can work.
Since they are working from home, they are also getting their exercise while working or talking to clients. After all, today’s work environment only requires casual wear when working.
When it comes to improving productivity, the Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Chair is quiet and smooth so it won't disrupt your work or your co-workers if in the office. Or if at home, it won’t disturb any other members of the family. It will keep the mind alert and active during work and creative activities.
Why not exercise while working? It’ll save you time. You can work on your fitness journey off right with no excuses. The exercise chair makes it easy to achieve your health and wellness goals. It mixes sitting and fitness while achieving that weight goal. Since it is also a work chair, it will not sit for months unused.
Its small, streamlined body has attached smooth-rolling casters so moving it from room to room and from indoors to outdoors is no problem.
Get all the benefits of a professional exercise bike with adjustable resistance levels that let you choose your challenge
Staying Health Goals
Using the Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Chair is the ideal way to ease into a fitness routine with light cycling. This can be done anytime and anywhere while doing other work and leisure activities.
But once you have the time to do more exercises, here are a few aerobic tips to try during the next break between work:
Do a minute's worth of jumping jacks. If just starting out, do the low-impact version like raising your right arm and tap your left toe to the side while planting your right foot on the floor alternately.
Do a running in place for 60 seconds. Keep the knees up!
Pretend to do jumping rope for a minute: Hop on one foot after another or both feet at once. A beginner version is to act like turning a rope, while alternately lifting the toes of each leg in front.
When sitting, pump both arms over your head for 30 seconds, then rapidly tap the feet on the floor, for 30 seconds. A set of 3-5 times is recommended.
If no one is around in the office or conference room, shadow box for a minute or two. You can also walk around the room at a rapid pace.
Alternately, do walk-lunges when alone in the office or a vacant room.
If you want to achieve a toned body while working, here are some tips:
Do one-legged squats while waiting for a website to load or the copier to finish printing out your files.
Do a one-leg stand and kick your buttocks with the other.
While sitting in your chair, lift up one leg off the seat, extend it, hold for 2 seconds; then lower your foot and hold for several seconds. Alternate each leg 15 times
To exercise the chest and shoulders, put both hands on the armchair and slowly lift your bottom off the chair. Lower yourself back down but not completely on the seat, hold for a few seconds. Do this 15 times.
To stretch the back and strengthen your biceps, place your hands on the desk and hang on. Slowly push your chair back until your head is between your arms and you're looking at the floor. Then slowly pull back in. Doing 15 times is ideal.
Desk pushups can strengthen the chest. While standing up, put your hands on the desk. Walk backward, then do push-ups against the desk 15 times.
For the women, they can do Kegels -- tightening and holding, then loosening, their pelvic floor muscles.
Butt clenches also help in improving the buttocks. Tighten the buttocks, hold, hold, hold, and then relax. Do this 15 times. It can also apply ab squeezes -- just tighten the stomach muscles instead.
Don't let being embarrassed keep in the way of having a healthier lifestyle at work. In fact, the co-workers will praise you for your determination rather than be amused. They might even join you on a lunchtime walk or organize an exercise session during the lunch break at the workplace.
Or if you are working from home, it’s even better. Using the Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Chair will be able to help achieve your health goals.