As a general rule, we are grateful for our jobs. However, one thing that you definitely do not like about a desk job is how it affects your health.
People find it quite difficult to keep a healthy and active lifestyle while working 9 to 5. Though the long term implications are scary enough, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer etc. the short term effects should not be ignored also.
We have made a list of 7 exercises that will tone your midriff and can be done right on your office chair.
Knee to Chest Lift
This exercise will help you in strengthening your muscles in your abdomen and will enhance the burning of fat. Sit straight on a chair without your back touching it.
Keep your feet hip-width apart on the floor. Bring your right knee up to your chest and apply pressure on your shin with your hands if needed. Repeat this process for 10 to 15 times for each leg.
Double Knee Lift
This exercise will give a gentle yet effective workout to all your belly muscles.
Sit in the same position as in the previous exercise. Keep your legs together and support yourself by holding on the sides of your chair.
Bring both knees up to your chest. When you go down, do not let your feet touch the ground. Do this exercise between 10 to 20 times.
Double knee lift combined with side bends
This exercise will burn the fats from your sides.
Sit straight on a chair without your back touching it. Keep yourself supported with the side of the chair. Bend your entire body to the right side.
In this positing, bring your knees to your chest. Get back to the original position and do it for the other side. Repeat it 10 to 20 times.
Knee to Elbow Lift
Sit straight on a chair without your back touching it. Place your hands on the back of your head. Lift one knee to your chest and extend the opposite elbow to touch it.
Go back to the original position and repeat the same process for the other side. Repeat the exercise for 15 to 20 times.
This exercise burns the fat from your sides and glutes.
Sit straight on a chair without your back touching it and spread your legs wide apart. Keep your arms in front of you at the height of your shoulders.
Bend your body sideways and touch the toe of one leg with the opposite hand. Do the same for the other side and repeat it 15 to 20 times for each side.
Stand next to the chair and place one hand on its arm. Extend your hand above your head and raise the same leg, bend it at the knee to bring the heel near the bum.
Lower the hand so that it can touch the heel. Repeat it for one side at least 15 times. And then do it for the other side.
Full body lifts
This exercise works on the muscles of your back, shoulders as well as the belly.
Sit on your chair, while holding tightly on the sides. Raise your body and your legs and hips should be in the air. Try raising your knees to your chest.
Hold this position for at least 15 seconds before lowering your body. Repeat the process at least 4 times.