Recently there was a news in the Telegraph UK that stressed on exercising at work place to keep body fit. In another latest news it was released that Sport England funds British Military Fitness to deliver exercise in the workplace.T he free sessions will provide simple and low intensity group exercise delivered by professional instructors at British Military Fitness. The initiative is part of a £250m five-year strategy to combat obesity in the UK. Initially open to the public sector, the scheme will be rolled out to the private sector, as well as nationwide.
Online website called the Workplace challenge emphasis on work place fitness program and show cases why they are important for us.
So if you’re in the office majority of the day but still want to work out, try these short but effective exercises.
Tip: Always take the stairs; this will count as your cardio!
- Lift all the stress and weight off your shoulders
Sit up in your chair with a straight back.
Lift your arms out to the sides until they are parallel to the floor. Hold for 3-5 seconds. Then repeat for 5-10 times.
Lift your arms out to the front until they are parallel to the floor. Hold for 3-5 seconds. Then repeat.
2. Wall Push-Ups (Think of it like a push-up but standing up)
Stand facing the wall, feet should be shoulder-width apart.
Reach out and place your hands on the wall at about your shoulder height.
Keeping your legs and back straight, (do not allow them to bend) bend your elbows and lean towards the wall as far as possible. Think of it like a push-up but standing up.
Push yourself back to your starting position and repeat 20-30 times.
3. Work your abs
Make sure you have a chair without wheels else you could injure yourself!
Sit up in your chair and tense your abdominal muscles.
Fold your arms and curl forward, hold for 5-10 seconds then repeat for 20-30 times.
Final tip: Always stretch out!