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Exercising at Work Can Be a Plus

By Tom Herrin

When people think of exercising, they normally think of something they do in their own personal time.  Trying to get in a good workout is a concern for a lot of people.  The thought of exercising at work may sound like either a way to get a pink slip or a way to steal some of the employer's time.  That does not have to be the case.  People may be able to take advantage of a little break time to work out while they are sitting and build a few muscles.  It can also make them a more efficient worker as they may be able to become more alert and productive by taking a few minutes to break the monotony.  

It May Improve Arm Strength

Many people feel they have to do some pretty heavy activity in order to work their arms.  An easy way to do it while sitting is to sit up straight and grab the sides of the seat of the chair in which they are sitting.  Lifting as if they are trying to lift the chair should make the muscles contract.  Holding it for around 10 seconds and then releasing is enough.  Repeating this about five more times can do some good.

It May Be Easy to Work the Abs

Lots of people worry about working their abs.  They may feel that it can set off their appearance.  In the sense that tighter abs can go a long way toward creating a trimmer look, it is true.  A simple workout that may be done while sitting is to inhale through the nose, tightening the abs as they do so.  Squeezing and holding for up to 10 seconds can be a fairly good exercise.  Releasing and repeating this for 12 to 15 times may be a complete workout for this.

It Can Do Whatever Your Want

When you are in charge of your own workout routine, you can address any part of your body you desire.  Identify what you believe needs work and find or create an exercise for it.  I have tried several of these exercises with some good success.  I have found that they truly can tighten and/or build muscles.  They can even improve breathing as you exercise, in some cases.  Use a little creativity and make your own program.  Especially when you just can't seem to work it in during your personal time, you may do yourself, and your job, a favor.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Stafford, Va.

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