Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sanoviv Exercises To Stay Fit At Your Desk Part Three

Greg is strengthening his arm muscles by doing wall push-offs while on his break at work.

All quick exercise does not have to be done at your desk. Do you have fifteen minutes to take out of your workday? Maybe an extra fifteen minutes from your lunch break? These exercises are a bit more vigorous and will get your heart rate up fairly fast. A short fifteen minutes can do a whole world of good for your health. You will feel better about yourself, start making healthier food choices, and lead an overall happier life.

Wall Push-Off
Muscles strengthened: Chest, triceps, shoulders
Stand about three feet from a wall, and place your hands flush against the wall, shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower your body toward the wall by flexing your elbows. When your elbows are aligned with your torso, push back up. Do 10 repetitions. Make this exercise more challenging by using your desk: Stand several feet away and position your hands on the edge of the desk, shoulder-width apart. Then repeat the raising and lowering of your body by flexing your elbows.

Drawing-In Maneuver
Muscles strengthened: Mid-section
Sit upright on the edge of your chair, grasping the arm rests or the edges of the seat pad. You can also stand with your hands on your hips, feet shoulder-width apart. Next, pull your stomach up and in as far as possible; think of pulling your belly button in toward your spine. Hold that position for the count of five to ten, then release. Do 5 to 8 repetitions.

Cross Arm
Muscles stretched: Upper back
Sit upright and bring your right arm across your upper body at about shoulder level. Your elbow should be slightly flexed. With your left hand, grasp under your right arm just above the elbow. Gently pull your right arm across your chest, toward the left, and hold. Don’t shrug your shoulders. Keep them relaxed. Repeat with your left arm across your upper body.

Try some of these exercises and let us know what your results are! We would love to hear what you have to say about these and how you felt afterword. Remember, fifteen minutes is not as long as it seems and the benefits are countless.

These tips were borrowed from http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/lifebalance/a/deskexercise.htm.

Dave and Deanna Waters.....Thanks to the Sanoviv Medical Institute for a series of exercise tips at the office.
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