Exercises you can do in the office

Many people who perform desk-bound jobs complain they do not have time to exercise or they simply get absorbed in their work and forget to have a break. Many suffer from being overweight and its attendant problems. The fact is you don’t have to take your office job sitting down. Wonderful opportunities present themselves to help you break the monotony and feel better.

Here are some things you can do while working.


Try standing at a high table or counter while working or answering the phone.

Walk and talk

Many people use their cell phones for business calls. Those frequent calls can provide a good reason to walk while conducting your business. Better still, walk out of the building and into the fresh air. You will feel energised when you return.

Take the stairs

You know this one already, but if you have to speak to someone on another floor, don’t call them or send an e-mail. Go and speak to them in person. Who says you can’t work and socialise at the same time?

Work it!

What’s in your drawer? Not chocolate, but fitness bands, squeeze balls, small weights. While reading that report, pull something out and work it.


Office workers acquire a lot of tension in their necks and backs from hours of sitting. There are many stretching exercises you can do as frequently as you like.

These are just a few ideas. You may be able to come up with some of your own and pretty could soon be cancelling your gym membership. Make an appointment with us to discuss other ideas, especially if you have on-going aches and pains from sitting down all day.

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