In January we start off the month and new year with big plans, whether they be centered around exercising, healthy eating, career opportunities or spending time with family. Here at mio HQ we made plenty of exercise resolutions, to get up and be a morning exerciser…to go the gym three times a week, to start a new yoga class etc. etc.
We’ve seen a few people drop off over the past week or so, with dark nights and dark mornings – so we’ve put together a few ideas for keeping fit and exercising while you’re sitting down at work or home. We promise these are subtle…you won’t be asked to squat at the printer or anything like that…so get moving, no excuses!
Sit up straight in your chair and raise both legs together, until they reach your desk. Try and do 3 sets of 12 repetitions and feel your toned legs after!
Rotating your waist
Every hour, on the hour, sit up and reach for one side of your chair, rotating your waist and tightening the opposite side of your abdominal muscles. Stretch and then move on to the other side. Repeat twice and then again the next hour!
Reach your right arm across your chest, reaching as far left as possible. Support it with your left forearm and hold for 10 seconds. Swap arms and repeat, try and do this throughout the day, it will help if you have a heavy bag to carry home or a long drive!
Clench your core!
Every time the clock gets to half past sit up straight and clench your abs and buttocks. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat 4 times! This is the perfect start for strengthening your core.
Place your feet flat on the floor, shoulder width apart. If you have headphones in, turn up the music for one song, and for the duration, lift your legs on to your tip toes, hold for 10 seconds and place them back down again. Tone those calves!