5 Exercises To Get Your Body Moving During Your Lunch Break

Whether working at home or in an office, most of us are spending eight hours or more, five days a week, sitting at our desks. Finding time to exercise can be difficult with post-work exhaustion and our busy schedules. Your lunch break is the perfect opportunity to reset your mind and body, with easy exercises you can do right from your desk!

  1. Arm Circles

Stand with your feet apart and arms extended straight out, horizontal to your shoulders. Move your arms forward in small circles for 30 seconds, and then backward for another 30 seconds. Repeat twice.

  1. Chair Tricep Dips

Grab a stationary chair – no wheels! Move your body off the edge of the chair, leaving only your hands on the seat facing forward to keep you up. Extend your legs to a comfortable position and your feet in line with your hips. Lower your body down so that your elbows bend between 45 and 90 degrees. Use your palms to push your body back up.
Complete 2 sets of 10 repetitions.

  1. Chair Squats

Stand in front of your chair with your feet in line with your shoulders. Keeping your body weight in your heels, lower yourself in a sitting position down to your chair, and then back up to a standing position. Make sure you are stopping your squat before you touch the chair – no sitting down yet!
Complete 2 sets of 10 repetitions.

  1. Calf Raises

Stand behind your chair with your feet in line with your hips. Using the back of your chair for support, slowly raise your heels until you are in a tip-toe position. Lower your heels back down to the floor.
Complete 2 sets of 20 repetitions.

  1. Bicycle Crunches

Sit comfortably in your chair. With your hands placed behind your head, lift the opposite knee up to meet your elbow, and return back to your seated position. Alternate between your left and right side. Make sure you’re engaging your core!
Complete 2 sets of 20 repetitions.

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