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#21StartsABHI-Day 16: The Best Desk Exercises To Improve Your Posture

Getting back to a fitness routine or starting from scratch is easier said than done. Sometimes however, a bit of motivation mixed with fun helps you the not only start but to also keep going. To this end we bring you #21StartsABHI to encourage you as you embark on your fitness journey.

We will be giving out 21 health habits for you to do every single day for the next 21 days of 2021. All you need to do is upload a video or photo of you doing the activity and share on any social media platform with #21StartsABHI. You could stand a chance to win FREE online fitness class subscriptions + Amazon vouchers.

A lot of corporate professionals nowadays are opting for the healthier route to navigate their office interiors. One of the most popular ways here are to climb up a flight of stairs, whenever possible, instead of choosing to travel by the elevators. The reasoning behind this is that it reduces the lethargy out of your sedentary lifestyle. This, in turn, keeps you fit and productive throughout the workday.

Here Are A Few Easy-To-Do Desk Exercises To Remain Fit In The Office

  1. Triceps Stretch

Stretch your right arm and fold it above your head. Place your left arm over it for support and breathe throughout the stretch.

  1. Shoulder Shrug

Take a deep breath and roll both of your shoulders as much as you can without experiencing any discomfort.

  1. Wrist Stretch

Hold your hand at the chest level and stretch each wrist by placing your palms out. As you breathe, change wrists and stretch accordingly.

  1. Shoulder Retraction

Place both your hands at your sides and slowly move them outside and in. Inhale as you stretch inside and exhale as you stretch outside.

  1. Neck Stretch

Slowly and carefully stretch your neck on each side with the help of your arms. Breathe normally throughout the stretch.

  1. Upper Body Arm Stretch

Entwine your fingers and place your palms outside. Keeping them like that stretch your arms towards the ceiling. Breathe as you do so.

  1. Torso Stretch

Take the help of the back of your chair and move your complete upper body in one direction. Ensure that your lower body, especially your feet stay in one place.

These desk exercises are quite easy to do and will help you stay energetic and healthy throughout your workday. It is important to remember to do them after periodic time intervals. This way, you can stay active with every move at the workplace. With no need for special equipment or even to get up from your desk, this routine is perfect to incorporate into #21StartsABHI. Get a colleague to make a video of you doing the stretches and then show them how to do them too.

For more great resources on leading a healthy life you can also visit the Lifestyle and Mindfulness sections on the Activ Living Blog.

How can you take part in the contest?

  1. Follow us on Instagram @abchealthinsurance
  2. Watch #21StartsABHI habit for the day
  3. Upload pictures or videos of you doing the habit by tagging @abchealthinsurance and using hashtag #21StartsABHI
  4. Win Free online fitness class subscriptions + Amazon vouchers

For more such healthy habits checkout our #21StartsABHI section here.


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