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Tone up at work 4 simple office exercises

Feeling sluggish at work? Get energized and burn a few extra calories with this super-easy course of office-friendly exercises. A few simple ­workouts during the lunch break can help you stay in shape, say experts. Follow these easy ­exercises and feel the difference.

health and fitness Updated: May 19, 2014 17:15 IST
A-man-working-out-in-office-during-lunch-break-to-stay-fit-Photo-courtesy-Thinkstock
A-man-working-out-in-office-during-lunch-break-to-stay-fit-Photo-courtesy-Thinkstock

A few simple

workouts

during the lunch break can help you stay in shape, say experts. Follow these easy exercises that can be performed even when you are at work.

1 Lunch break workouts:If you’re lucky enough to work near a park, try and go ochair sutside for a 30 minute jog. Not only will it clear your head, it will also raise the heart rate and burn calories. If you’re not fortunate enough to go ­outside, there are certain exercises you can do while sitting at your desk, too.

2Chair squat: Squat down in front of your chair without supporting yourself. Then lower down slowly so that your bottom touches the seat of the chair. Then come up again, while keeping the weight through your heels. Keep your head up.

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3 Chair or desk dips: Use either the edge or the front of the chair to perform a dip. Make sure the chair is strong enough tosupport the exercise. Have your back face the edge of the desk, your arms bent. Put your legs out in front of you. Your weight should go through your hands. Now, dip down and then push up.

4 Press-ups: Either perform normal press-ups in front of your desk or if you feel adventurous, put your feet on the chair and hands on the floor.