The following post was written by New York-based trainer David Kirsch.
Has your job become a "desk sentence?" With deadlines, big projects, and upcoming presentations, fitting in exercise can be challenging — especially when you are trapped within a small cubicle from 9-5. But that's no excuse! All you working moms, busy executives, and career-focused professionals: if you have a commitment to wellness, you can make time for daily exercise even at work!
One of my clients recently read a New York Times article about using a stability ball as a chair and was curious of my take on it . . .
Using a stability ball as a chair is a great way to engage your core muscles all day long. It's also a constant reminder to exercise. Here are some other moves you can do when you are having some downtime in the office . . .
- Take a break from typing and do an upper body workout. Alternate between 10 push-ups and 10 dips on the stability ball. You'll feel the burn.
- It's crunch-time! Literally. Take 5 minutes to work your abs/core and love handles if you've got them.
- Tired of sitting? Get off your butt and do some single-leg squats! Repeat 10 to 15 times.
So trade in your chair for a stability ball!
For more complete office workouts, check out The Ultimate New York Diet.
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Here are the details on the four stability ball exercises mentioned above:
For more tips, be sure to check out all of David's posts here on FitSugar.