Those who sit at a desk at work, or at a coffee table at home, may not be getting enough exercise to maintain their weight and stay in shape. Since I went from working in a factory to working at home as a writer, I must admit, I’ve gained a few pounds. Round is most definitely a shape, but I’d rather not gain weight because I’m at home writing articles. I’m not eating any differently than before, but I’m not getting the same amount of exercise as I once did, and my jeans aren’t fitting quite like they used to.
I’ve been looking for ways to add exercise to my daily routine, and I’ve discovered there are a number of great exercises as well as exercise equipment designed especially for those who sit on their derrière while working. You don’t have to do aerobic workouts to burn calories, and you don’t have to completely wear yourself out in the process. There are a number of beneficial calorie-burning exercises for those who sit for long periods of time, and the following easy exercises and ideas can help you burn calories and stay in shape while you sit and work at your desk at home or at the office.
Invest in a Mini Exercise Bike
Have you considered the benefits of a mini exercise bike? A mini exercise bike will allow you to work your legs and abdominal muscles while you sit at your desk. Those who can walk and chew gum at the same time can easily exercise as they sit at their desk while typing or writing, and a mini exercise bike can greatly help. Mini exercise bikes are available in all price ranges, and they are available with many options. From estimating calories burned to miles peddled, mini exercise bikes are available that will meet individual preferences as well individual budgets.
Work the Gluteus Maximus
The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the human body, but the rear doesn’t have to become larger because a person has to sit at a desk while working most of the day. You can effectively exercise your gluteus maximus while you sit at your desk. Repeatedly tighten the muscles of your derrière each day for fifteen or twenty minutes, and in a few weeks, you will attain a firmer, shapelier gluteus maximus that looks better than ever.
Tighten Your Abs
The abdominal muscles can also be exercised while you sit at your desk. Begin by repeatedly contracting abdominal muscles as part of a daily exercise routine. Sets of ten are good for starters, but in time, gradually begin increasing that number until you can easily complete sets of fifty or more. Eventually the abdominal area will become flatter, defined, and stronger than ever before.
It isn’t necessary to stand or lie on the floor while doing leg lifts. The muscles of the legs can be effectively worked while sitting at a desk. Begin by lifting one leg at a time in sets of ten. Each week, add a few more leg lifts to each set. Lift both legs at the same time for an intense abdominal workout. Be sure to start out slow. Just because these exercises can be preformed while you sit at a desk doesn’t mean your muscles won’t become sore. You’ll be amazed by how easy it is to get an effective workout while you sit at your desk at work or at home.