Let’s face it — if you’re reading this article, then there’s a very high chance that you’ve been mostly indoors since the pandemic started. That means that there’s been an enormous rise of people working from home instead of at the office. That fact has both good and bad attributes, but one thing is sure: more people should practice exercises at their desks. Eventually, this pandemic will be well and indeed over with, and scores of workers will return to their desks, and we hope that they practice any new desk exercises that they’ve learned while working from home.
There’s a massive load of helpful articles that list off all the various desk exercises, and we’ve also done a previous article on this topic. However, we wanted to revisit the issue of desk exercises to benefit our loyal blog readers.
To start, we’re going to talk about a pretty popular exercise.
1. The Back Twist
This exercise sounds a little intimidating, but it’s not, and it can make you feel like you’re in tip-top form if done correctly and consistently. First, sit down at your chair with both feet planted firmly on the ground. Next, extend out your left arm so that it’s behind your rear while also raising your right arm.
Inhale and twist your body to the left, being careful not to stretch too far, too quickly. Finally, you exhale and repeat the previous process with the other side of your body.
2. Stretch Your Wrist
If you are going to be at your desk all day, whether that be at an office or in your home, then it’s clear that you probably have to type a lot. Over time, a high amount of physical exertion on your hands could spell a lot of problems. That’s why we will always recommend exercises that prevent carpal tunnel. For this exercise, you first start off by extending your arm forward while keeping your palm down. You then make sure that your wrist bends in a way that ensures that your fingers are pointing down to the floor. You then make your hand push itself down farther.
Then you put your wrist in its original position for ten seconds, allowing it to rest. Then, you bend your wrist to make the fingers point up to the ceiling while also using forcing it to push itself up. Finally, you put your wrist back to the original position again.
3. Use Staplers to Curl
This one is an exercise that’s great for those who want to make sure that they maintain some degree of upper body strength. First, you grab two heavy or moderately heavy staplers into both palms of your hands, then grip them tightly. Then, you extend your arms.
Finally, you will then curl the staplers, lifting them to your shoulder, either one at a time or at the same time.
We’ll be delving into this topic again sometime in the future for your benefit.