Want to be healthy? Stay active. “Active,” however is widely misunderstood. We’re not talking 3 marathons a week or endless cardio sessions on the stepper. If you want to maintain a lean & trim figure, or lose some unwanted pounds, try easy and controlled movements; they’re easier on the joints, and they’re also loads of fun to do. Think it’s too complicated or too time-consuming? Think again! If you’re willing to attempt some yoga (at the office, of all places), some simple stretches, and an exercise ball routine thrown in for good measure, you can achieve the best possible health.
Let’s look at those 3 specific exercises, with ways you can implement each one into your daily routine.
Yoga at the office? Don’t laugh. Many corporations encourage a healthy lifestyle (both in and out of the office), and a peaceful session of yoga during lunch or non-busy working hours is becoming surprisingly commonplace. We like the different practices and methods over at Yoga Journal; their comprehensive list of office yoga techniques includes poses & postures you can easily do any time during the day. If you’re fortunate enough to have an office and not just a cubicle, close the door, set your status to “Do Not Disturb” and enjoy a brief, stimulating yoga session. As with regular yoga in normal settings (like your home or the neighborhood workout center), breathing is very important.
Hey, if yoga’s a widely-accepted office exercise, why not desk stretches? Designed to keep you invigorated and refreshed (especially during those days of endless meetings), desk stretches transform your office furniture into an ad hoc fitness apparatus. Pretty neat, huh? Best of all, a stretching session done properly can – much like yoga – give you that much-needed “second wind” during post-lunch hours. Lifehack has a handful of practical desk stretches that’ll put some pep in your office step. They’re also great if you’re working at home, too!
Exercise Ball Workout
OK, we don’t recommend plunking down an exercise ball in the office and rolling around. For one, it’s unprofessional. Secondly, you could trip up Larry in accounting as he’s walking into your cubicle area. Do we need to go on? Best suited for home (or your office fitness area, if you have one), exercise ball routines combine the best elements of stretching and resistance training, with a burst of fun that’s hard to duplicate. When you’re on an exercise ball, it feels more like play, not exercise. The folks over at Fitness Blender created a great exercise ball routine that takes 10 minutes to do, but has lasting impact that lasts for hours and days afterwards. Try it today!
These routines will help you stay flexible, robust and ready for (almost) anything. Combined with a healthy diet, they’re perfect for maintaining optimum fitness. But no matter how much you exercise, you’re always susceptible to sprains, strains, pulls and other mishaps. When you require fast and effective medical care, look no further than Urgent Care Extra. We have professional, attentive care available in more than 40 offices based throughout Nevada and Arizona. Stop in today – no appointment necessary!
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