5 Simple and Effective Office Workouts

Are you someone who just can’t find the time to exercise? I know I am! So I came up with a short, yet effective, office workout routine that you can do in the convenience of your workplace or home.

Office Workouts

Even if your schedule is jam-packed, you can always find time for a quick workout. Here are the 5 simple workouts you can do to get started on the path to a more healthy and active lifestyle.

1. Chair Dips (Arms and Legs Exercise):

  • Start by supporting your arms on the chair
  • Then sit at a 90 degree angle off of your chair
  • Start with straight arms then lower yourself by bending at the elbows
  • Then straighten your elbows back into the starting position
  • Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps

2. Wall Sits (Leg Exercise):

  • Position yourself up against a sturdy wall
  • Put yourself into a sitting position at a 90 degree angle
  • Hold this pose for 60 seconds
  • Do 3 sets

3. Feet Raises (Abs and Legs Exercise):

  • Start in a sitting position
  • Lean back slightly
  • While in the sitting position, lift your legs a few inches off the ground
  • Then lower them without touching the ground
  • Do 3 sets of 20 reps

4. Chair Lunges (Leg Exercise):

  • Position a chair behind you
  • Lift one leg onto the chair
  • Bend the leg remaining on the floor to a 90 degree angle then lift yourself to your starting position
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps per leg

5. Desk Push-Ups (Arm Exercise):

  • Position yourself a generous distance away from your desk or table
  • Place hands firmly on the edge of the desk or table
  • Lower yourself into a push-up position then lift to your starting position
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps

Remember, you can always increase the number of sets reps and sets. Start off at a level you are comfortable with and make sure to stretch when needed.

Would you like to see how these workouts are done? Check out our Office Workouts video!

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If you want more tips on how to stay fit or have questions about health and wellness, feel free to email me at MediaCLD@uww.edu and use “Health and Wellness with Heather” as the subject heading.