Fitting a long exercise into your already jam-packed routine can be tough. If you’re having trouble finding time to exercise, try completing brief exercises during the day instead. Even 10 to 15 minutes of exercise at your workplace can help you get through your mid-afternoon melancholy by stimulating midday blood circulation.

You don’t need a gym or a stack of weights to have a healthy workout.

Here are some of the best lower body exercises to try at your office desk.

1. Calf lifts

For stability, stand tall and grip your seat or table. Raise your toes, pause for a few seconds, and then descend your heels to the ground. Do it for a total of 8 times.

2. Chair squats

With your desk chair behind you, remain standing. Maintain a shoulder-width stance with your arms extended out in front of you. Descend yourself until your hips are practically in contact with the seat of your armchair, keeping your knees in level with your feet. Continue to do it for 5 or more times before returning to the initial position.

3. Lunges

Stand upright, with your palms on your hips and proper balance. Make a giant leap ahead. Lower your front knee so that it is parallel to your feet. Return to the starting position. Perform 5–10 reps on each side.

4. Side lunges

With your feet spread, stand tall. Crouch down till your knee is virtually parallel to the floor and take another step to the side. Return to your initial position. On each side, do it at least 5-10 times.

5. Wall sit

Face the wall with your backside to it. Slip down until your hips and knees are at a 90-degree angle. For at least a few minutes, hold the stretch. Rep at least 5–10 times more.

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