One would have never thought, working at home was ever an option. The pandemic has changed a lot of things and how the things used to work. But technology has made everything so convenient.
Nowadays, working at home is the new normal. However, the downside of this technological advancement is its impact on your health.
According to some research, exercising for even 10-15 minutes each day can improve your overall mood and leads to a healthy life. Many people are burdened with tight schedules and no time to recharge their energy.
But don’t worry, here are some exercise for your work from home routine and can be done quickly-
- Standing arm slide
- Stretch the hamstrings
- Seated back stretch
- Jumping jacks
1. Standing arm slide- It is strength building and movement exercise. It improves strength in your quads, glutes and calves. It also improves your balance and posture. Stand against the wall with your upper arm at shoulder level and your elbows bent at 90 degree angle. Raise and then lower your arms above your head. Try to do 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
2. Stretch the hamstrings- It is a 3-in-1 stretch. It is easy to perform. It prevents lower back pain. First lift your leg and place it on a chair or bed. Now, stretch out your hands and your back upwards and reach your toes. Go slowly and hold the stretch for 15-20 seconds. It also increases flexibility and improves the range of motion in the hip.
3. Seated back stretch- You just have to sit straight on your chair, raise your knee and bring it closer to your chest. Slowly stretch using your hand. You should feel slight pressure on your back and thighs. It decreases muscle soreness, back pain. It improves back posture.
4. Jumping jacks- It is the simplest of all. It is efficient total-body workout. It works up your heart, lungs and muscles at the same time. You only have to jump on spot while coordinating with your hand and leg movement. With a jump, spread your legs laterally and raise your arms you’re your head. Now, jump back to your beginning position. Repeat 15-20 times and keep increasing number of sets, as you stamina grows.