BY: Lively Staff

April 1, 2014

Fitness In The Office

The sun sets in the evening and the fluorescent glow fills your office with an occasional flicker, and you still have a couple of more hours of work ahead. You don’t recall getting up from your chair since lunch and know you’re not going to have the energy to go to the gym after a long day at work. Fitness in the office can be easy with this quick routine to help you get up and get moving.

First Things First

Sitting in an office chair all day can bring a number of unwanted risks to your health. It’s easy to get lost in what you’re working on, but it’s recommended to get up at least every half hour or so and walk around for a short while. Looking at a digital screen all day can strain your eyes. The 20-20-20 rule is a great way to prevent eye strain. Every 20 minutes, give your eyes a break and look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. You can set a timer, or use one of many free apps or software to help you remember to follow the rule. Good posture always goes a long way during the long days isolated to a chair.

Always remember to do a quick five minute stretch before this workout to warm up and prevent injuries.

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Fitness in the Office Routine

The Plank
With your stomach on the floor, raise yourself up into a push up position and hold for as long as you can. This a great exercise for the abdominals.
Body Weight Squats
Stand with your feet apart a little wider than shoulder length. Extend your arms outwards with your palms facing the floor. Start to lower yourself down by bending your knees while keeping your head and back straight. With your thighs parallel to the floor, stand up to the original starting point.
Desk Pushups
Place your palms on the edge of your desk place your feet back so your a leaning at an almost 45 degree angle to the floor. Slowly lower your chest towards your hands. Push yourself back up to the starting point.

There you have it, a quick all body workout for those long days chained to a chair. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are a simple way to fuel the routine and your focus by easily mixing into your favorite shakes, smoothies, juice and even water.

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