It’s just one of those days.
You find yourself in the zone. You clock in at 9am then after a few blinks you’ll be surprised that it’s already 6pm. And, instead of being surprised, you find yourself giving out a breath of satisfaction because you know you’ve done great and you were able to make the most out of your day.
Nothing is wrong with that. Well, at least from your employer’s perspective. It means you are efficient and effective. Here is something that you should consider, however. You are too busy to realize that you have been working non-stop the whole day, without taking a single break.
That’s neither good nor healthy at all. It’s time to change things.
Work can be very stressful most of the time, and amidst the sea of urgent deliverables and important documents, it is important that you should dedicate at least 10 minutes of your time to stretch out, check your muscles, and give yourself a break.
Nerve glitch happens when we are spending most of our time in a sedentary position. We used to think that muscle pains are attributed to heavy physical activities only but activities that requires less movement can cause muscle pains, too.
To avoid these problems, here are quick office desk exercises that you can do without eating too much of your time:
Leg Planks. Sit to the edge of your chair with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Gently extend your right leg out in front of you until it's straight and parallel with the floor. Hold the pose for 10 seconds, release, and repeat with your other leg. Do the exercise five times on each leg.
Foot Drill. While seated, try tapping your feet for 30 seconds at a time – or longer.
Shoulder Raises. To relieve tension in your neck. Raise your shoulders up toward your ear, hold for 10 seconds, and relax. For an even bigger stretch, do just one shoulder at a time, then alternate five times each.
Back Twist. Sit in your chair and place your right arm behind your right hip. Twist to the right side and hold for 10 seconds, then repeat on the other side. Aim to do three on each side.
Chair Dip. While seated, place your hands on the armrest of your chair and move your bottom to the front of your seat. Slowly straighten your arms and lift your body off the chair, then hold for 10 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat four more times.
In addition, frequent walk breaks and getting a breath of fresh air should be an integral part of your day. When it comes to your wellness, being too busy should not be an excuse. In fact, there should be no excuse not to be mindful about it.
To help you more, it’s best that you include vitamin B Complex in your everyday intake. It has essential nutrients needed for the health of the brain, muscles, and the nervous system.
Next time you’re in front of the computer and feeling sleepy, step outside and go for a quick walk. When you come back, you got the exercise you need and you’ll be refreshed and ready to work again.