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Deskercise Sweeps the Nation!

Working in an office can be busy and hectic, but in terms of actual physical activity it tends to be pretty immobile. Many people worry about the lack of exercise that they undertake when they spend each day chained to a desk, but the latest health craze can help you to put those fears to one side.

Deskercise is a series of simple stretches and low-movements activities that you can perform in an office environment. So even if you only have a few minutes to spare you can help to prevent back injuries, DVT and other conditions associated with long periods of sitting down.

So here’s a few examples of simple deskercises for you to try out today:

Toe Tap

Tapping your toes quickly under the desk gets your blood flowing properly around your legs. It also forces you to uncross your legs and place both feet flat on the floor, which puts less pressure on your spine.

Neck Stretch

Sit up straight and extend your neck to its fullest height. Tilt your head as far as you can towards your shoulder and hold for a few seconds before returning to the centre and doing the same on the other side. Make a conscious effort to keep your shoulders relaxed and loose.

Seat Squeeze

Clench your buttocks and hold for 5-10 seconds to tone the muscles and give yourself a lift!

On Your Feet!

Take every opportunity you can to stand up and move around. Pay a visit to your colleague instead of picking up the phone and remember to make time for regular breaks away from your computer screen.

Here at Furniture Bay we provide a range of ergonomic office chairs that can help protect your back from the strains of working at a desk. Browse our site for further details of the products we have to offer, and contact us to find out more.

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