Having just recently moved, my husband and I have been working off the couch in our living room, which comes with a lot of slouching, hunched shoulders and generally bad posture. Which is why for the past few days, my left wrist has been sore enough that no painkiller will touch it; since I spend my whole workday in front of the computer, this is pretty bad news. And after I read a bit about RSI online, I realized I could have easily prevented this, and a lot of other stresses and aches, with a minimum of effort on my part.
I recently found this great article by Livestrong which describes exercises to do at the desk, but I find it so much easier to learn a move when I see it demonstrated. So here are 10 videos showing exercises that you can do at your desk, including everything from ab fitness to yoga breathing.
We understand that not everyone has the luxury of privacy at the desk, so here we’ve included a variety of options, including everything from basic yoga stretches for limberness and relaxation, to full-on crunches and pushups that utilize your desk or wall surface.
Try out these 10, or choose which instructor fits your style best and check out their other videos. Each video will start at the exercise we are highlighting.
For the list of workout videos click here.
By Laura E. Hall
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