The sports category has moved to a new website.

7 easy exercises you can do at your work place

How to reduce health risks associated with prolonged sitting.

Even if you work out every morning or evening, the risks to your health from extended sitting still remain. This is because sitting stalls your body’s metabolic process.

To combat these effects, experts recommend exercises that you can do at your desk.

Here are 7 easy deskercises you can do.

Chair squats

Stand about a foot from the edge of your seat. Lower your butt until it almost gets to the seats then pop back up.

Shoulder blade squeezes

Squeeze your shoulder blades as though you were trying to hold onto something with the ridge in your back. Hold for ten seconds and release. Do this repeatedly.

Desk ups

Do push ups against the desk with your feet extended away from the table.

Wall sits

Lean against the wall and slide down as though you’re going to sit. Stop when your booty is perpendicular to the wall, hold, then slide back up.

Calf raises

Stand behind your chair and go on tip toe, hold for ten seconds, drop and repeat.

Leg raises

While sitting, straighten your leg until it’s parallel to the floor. Hold for 10s, lower almost to the floor then pop back up. Switch legs.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

3 statements you make with freeform dreadlocks

3 statements you make with freeform dreadlocks

Family jealousy: Why some parents envy their own children

Family jealousy: Why some parents envy their own children

Here's what happens at Nairobi's Otamatsuri anime convention

Here's what happens at Nairobi's Otamatsuri anime convention

Kenyan businessman in U.S. to pay employees Sh68M for violations

Kenyan businessman in U.S. to pay employees Sh68M for violations

Why 4.2-magnitude earth Tremors should worry Kenyans

Why 4.2-magnitude earth Tremors should worry Kenyans

Healthy Sleep and the Fight Against Insomnia: Basic recommendations

Healthy Sleep and the Fight Against Insomnia: Basic recommendations

Body changes to expect with reduced stress & improved mood

Body changes to expect with reduced stress & improved mood

Understanding Multiple Myeloma: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Understanding Multiple Myeloma: Causes, symptoms and treatment

10 benefits mums get by properly spacing children

10 benefits mums get by properly spacing children