via Alanna Okun – BuzzFeed
Desks, office chairs, and cubicles don’t have to get in the way of getting in shape or working out a few kinks. In fact, you can even use them to your advantage. Just don’t get caught.
These aren’t strenuous exercises, but you should still be careful not to overextend yourself. Ease off if you start to feel pain. You’ll feel like a big moron if you pull a muscle while sitting down at your desk. And keep breathing! Most of these stretches are modified yoga poses, so the way to get the most out of them is to take measured, deep breaths whether you’re practicing for half an hour or one minute.
Try a seated forward bend to stretch out your back.
With your feet flat on the floor, clasp your hands behind your back and slowly, steadily lean forward. Your chest should be on top of your thighs and your neck should be released.
Stretch your wrists.
Do a full-on chair Sun Salutation.
Use your chair to do a seated spinal twist.
And use time spent waiting by the printer/copier to do a couple wall-sits.
Take advantage of cubicle privacy to do a set of desk push-ups.
Take the damn stairs.
A ream of printer paper makes for quick and easy calf raises.
Stand on the ream with the balls of your feet and straighten up to tip-toes. Lower and repeat.