Today technology has provided us with several advantages and comforts, but there is one big disadvantage: most of us spend eight (or even more) hours each day at a desk on a regular basis. Sadly, the same thing that makes us busy, wealthy and effective employees for our organisation can also destroy our health—possibly severely.

Excess weight, heart problems, hypertension, increased blood pressure, and other medical conditions can all be linked to too much sitting. As a result, it’s advisable to take some key precautions at the workplace to boost your wellbeing.

Here are some of the best core exercises you could try at your office.

1. Push-Ups at a desk

Make sure your table can handle your full body weight! Then take some steps back to allow your arms to rest flat on your table, somewhat broader than shoulder width. Maintain a strong core as you descend yourself onto your table. Then raise your arms till they are straight but not clasped. Do at least 10 – 15 reps

2. Rotate in your own chair.

Put your feet off the floor and touch your fingertips to the corner of your work stations. By clenching your core and swivelling from sequentially, you may use your abdominal muscles. Each day, do 15 rotations and continue the workout 2 – 3 times.

3. Rear pulses in standing position.

Fold one leg behind you, bending the foot, while clutching the corner of the desk for stability. Lift your heel a few inches, then slowly lower it and press your leg back behind you. Switch between raising your heel up and pressing it back down. Swap positions after 10 to 20 reps.

4. Perform leg raises beneath your workstation.

Raise one leg beneath your workstation and maintain it there for 5-10 seconds as another workout. Continue this activity on the opposite leg as well, completing at least 10-15 reps per each foot.

5. Stretch yourself.

This is something anyone can do on the spot. You can just sit at a desk and extend your arms and body, or stand up and relax completely for a couple of minutes. This will help you relax while also keeping your muscles functioning.

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