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How to exercise while working

health-and-fitness Updated: Oct 04, 2010 16:54 IST

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Here's how to exercise even when you are in office.

1. Stretch well:

It is a great idea to take short breaks to stretch and release stiffness and tension from your muscles while at work. Contract and relax all your muscle groups while sitting. This improves circulation and energises the body.

2. Avoid elevators:

Take the stairs rather than the elevator. With practice you will be able to do this without getting out of breath and lose weight too. Also, keep your abs tucked in at all times.

Work 3. Get moving:

Get up and walk around the room after every one hour of sitting at your desk, to avoid stiffness.

4. Relax your eyes: Techniques to relax the eyes are rubbing your palms together briskly and then place the warm cupped palms over your closed eyes or by blinking and splashing cold water.

5. Take deep breaths: When you are stressed take a few deep breaths. Deep, slow breathing results in a stronger and more efficient working of the heart and lungs.

HTC with inputs from Fitness expert Namita Jain.