Sitting, the preferred posture of the model citizen. The office chair, our preferred mode of transportation. We went from nomadic hunters, explorers and adventurers to sedentary internet warriors. No wonder our backs complain so much after sitting for so long—we're not evolved to stay in the same posture all day!
I've been in the business of making it fun to move for years now. The number one sitting-related affliction I hear from people is fatigue. It's exhausting to sit all day (plus, it's killing us). What an enigma! You'd think that sitting, such an energy-conserving activity, wouldn't drain our energy (and our good mood!). But it does. It's like sleeping too much and not having a physical morning routine. You wake up feeling like you haven't used your faculties in ages.
Here at Wakeout we're passionate about providing fun, creative ways to move at your home office or workplace. The following are 10 of my favorite exercises that enhance your energy and are done right at your desk. Heck, you won't even need to relinquish the safety of your office chair. These energizing exercises are designed to be done inside the familiar, loving embrace of your sitting apparatus.
10 enegizing desk exercises better than coffee
Select your top 5 and do 30 seconds of each.
A little dancing at your desk is a great way to pump your mood and energy
Chop chop chop!
Use your arms to chop chop chop that fatigue away!
If you have a cushion around grab it and toss it in the air
Diagonal sledge hammers
Grab an imaginary sledge hammer and smash that drowsiness away
Move your arms like you're running to catch your plane
The classic 360 office chair spin
The move we're all dying to do but exercise an impressive amount of restraint to execute.
With your fingers on your shoulders, drum with your elbows like a battle drum