Friday, May 16, 2008

Fit for Work

It's already 3 p.m. After a day of nonstop typing, writing, you feel stress building up, your head starting to throb, and your back getting achy. and you have to time to go to the Gym because you have to finish the task. What to do? There is a solution for that.
Of course, it won't really burn enough fats to help you trim down. but it will help improve blood circulation and stretch and strengthen tired muscles. Sitting too long will cause back pains and headaches. Moving a little every now and then can help your tired body. Here are 5 steps or movements within your chair that help ease the tired body.
1. Raise arms up in the air, interlock fingers and with palms facing up, reach as high as you can. Lift your chin, look up and stretch your neck as well. Inhale and exhale. Repeat 5 times.
2. Inhale and exhale, turn to the right and grab the back of your chair with your right hand and the armrest with your left. With eyes level, twist torso around as far as it will go. Repeat on the other side.
3. Do half pushups. Stand about 3 feet from a table or cabinet. Lean both hands gripping the table's edge. Push yourself up with your forearms and hold for 2 seconds. Repeat 10-15 times.
4. To work your glutes, tighten and squeeze buttocks. Hold for five seconds and release.
5. Sit straight, hold the armrest and lift as far as possible. Hold for 3 sends and return to original position.
It may not really keep you trim down but will help relieve the pain after a long hours of sitting down.

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