We often find ourselves thinking about getting fitter and working out, but a lack of time and a hectic schedule get in the way. Work takes up a lot of time, and we end up sitting too much, glued to a chair and staring at the computer screen.
A sedentary lifestyle brings about a deterioration of health and causes obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. This is why it is so important to devote at least 5 minutes a day to physical exercises.
However, the workday is not an excuse to skip training!
Here are 6 exercises from expert trainer Denise Austin that you can perform sitting in your office chair. Taking a lunch break? Before eating that lunch, you can give your tummy a little bit of a workout.
There are no set recommendations for the number of repetitions. Do as many as feels comfortable.
1. Pull your knee in and release back down, first your right and then the left one. Make sure you keep your back straight and squeeze your abdominal muscles.
2. Now engage both of your knees at the same time. Holding on to the chair pull your knees in and out, focusing on contracting your abs. This exercise involves the whole tummy.
3. Pull your knees to the right side, and then to the left. Feel your side muscles stretch and contract.
4. Put your hands up and rotate your upper body from side to side. This is a nice move for better circulation for your waistline and for keeping your spine mobile and flexible.
5. Reach your right arm to the left ankle and your left arm to the right ankle. Keep your feet flat on the floor and twist your body.
6. To finish the workout routine lift your body holding on to your chair's armrests, and pull both knees in, squeezing your abs! This exercise is an advanced one, so if you want to challenge yourself, give it a try.
This simple routine for working on your tummy is pleasant and easy and it does not require much time. Before doing it make sure that you feel well, you feel stable and comfortable sitting in your office chair, and you don’t perform your exercises during work hours. Keep fit and be healthy!
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