Desk job exercises

Sitting has been known as the new smoking. It has a negative affect on the quality of your sleep, your energy and stress levels, the way your body functions both inside and out.

Photo: Laptop on a desk.

Sitting at a desk all day is as bad as smoking. Image by Loyd Schutte.

If you sit at a desk for hours each day, you likely suffer from neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, and poor sleep.

But you have a desk job so how can you avoid sitting? And the associated sitting pains? Move!

Desk job exercises to beat sitting pains

Try these desk job exercises: 2 easy ways to beat sitting pains.

Do Groucho Walks and Sit to Stand.

Desk job exercises : #2 Groucho Walks

Groucho Walks burn 50% more calories than normal walking according to Dr Len Kravitz, Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico. Beat your sitting pains and lose calories? Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?

Groucho Walks demo

Desk job exercises: #2 Sit to Stand

Sit to Stand is another simple way to get your circulation flowing which will help you think more clearly and feel more energised. Sitting pains begone!

Sit to Stand demo

Don’t worry about looking silly at work, your body will thank you for it!

Outside of work, consider the benefits of massage to give you relief from these sitting pains. And keep in mind that exercise can reduce stress.

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