Exercises While Sitting Down
August 20, 2022
Keith Donnelly

If you work a nine to five, it can be hard to find time to exercise. We all know that maintaining our physical health is really important. But we don’t always have the time to hit the gym or even do a 20-minute workout. So what is left to do? Well, you will be pleased to know that there are alternatives for you. That’s right, you can still get your workout in even if you are a busy bee. You can simply try working out while sitting down. This means that you can even work out while you are in the office.

 

You may not know this but simply sitting down is already an exercise. That’s right, this is actually called posture check. Sitting up straight can tone a variety of different muscles. All you need to do to achieve straight posture exercise is to press your knees together this will engage your inner thighs, sit tall, squeeze your buttocks and pull your belly button towards your spine. See it is that simple. It is important to remember to press your shoulders down and back when doing this exercise. This will give you better results. Not only are you toning your muscles but you are improving your posture.

 

Woman Stretching Relaxation at office

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We all know that cardio is key when trying to maintain your physical fitness. Now you may not have time to go to the gym and run on the treadmill for 20 minutes so what can you do? Well, it is said that jumping jacks are a great help. But if you don’t have time to do them it can be a huge bummer. Luckily for you, you are still able to do jumping jacks even while sitting down. That’s right, all you need to do is sit up straight, and close your arms and legs as you would when doing a standard jumping jack. For this to be effective you will need to do 3 or more reps.

 

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