Welcome to week 8 of Plym Physio’s Office Exercises blog. Our final office exercise! We released a new exercise each week (you can find all the previous weeks exercises in our blog section), try to do them at intervals through the day, little and often is best! Below you will find a video where Physiotherapist Nicola demonstrates how to perform this weeks exercise properly for maximum benefit.
Why is desk exercising important?
Many of us spend a majority of our day working at a desk, which brings it’s own issues in terms of physical health; stiffness, muscle aches, even stress and fatigue. By keeping moving you are stretching and using those muscles, keeping your joints supple and getting a bit of blood flowing!
Plym Physio has put together a series of exercises you can do whilst at your desk, as well as some challenges that you and your colleagues can have fun with! Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t have to be energetic to be beneficial!
The Ultimate Office Challenge – Part 2!
You’ve got to be pretty good for this one as you really have to support your body weight and control the whole body – no soggy banana backs please!
Keep long from crown of your head to your heels, with just a small release of the elbows is necessary. You can turn this one into an office challenge too, it’s like the plank challenge but against a wall instead!
Click on the ‘play’ button to view the video.
For More Information
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