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EMILYDOODLE Posts: 1,690
8/19/12 10:13 P

check out sparkpeople video for sitting down workout. have done it very good workout.

CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,205)
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8/17/12 1:46 P

Some of the things I sneak in when no one is walking by...

Pushups off my desk
tricep dips off my chair
knee raises on my chair
1 leg squats holding my chair
walking lunges down the hall
toe touches

I also try to stretch at least every hour. I drink a ton of water and walk to the bathroom a lot as a result. I also walk for 15 minutes after lunch (I always pack lunch) to get some fresh air.

OZIETWIN Posts: 680
8/17/12 10:56 A

I sit at a desk most of the day too, here's what I do:

I have a small exercise bike wheel under my desk so I pedal a lot. I stand up when I answer the phone and remain standing (as long as I don't need to use my computer or take notes).

I do wall pushups three times a day and triceps dips at least once a day. I keep hand weights at my desk and do biceps curls while reading reports.

I walk the stairs for 10 minutes at least once a day

And I walk on my lunch break.

I actually did the SparkPeople workout at your desk video and liked it!

Think creatively and you can get some exercise in!

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,781
8/17/12 9:45 A

Not a huge amount sitting at your desk, but there are ways you can squeeze more activity around your work day. Park on the far side of the lot and walk instead of driving right to the door. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go for a 10-15 minute walk at lunchtime.


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
LOVSSUGAR SparkPoints: (25,692)
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8/17/12 8:32 A

I asked this same question a couple months ago and got a lot of interesting responses.
here's the like below.


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the ride of my breasts, the grace of my style
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MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (65,241)
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8/16/12 8:53 P

Sit on a stationary bike instead of a chair and you can pedal when you feel like it. This would be great invention, I don't know if IKEA already has such a chair or chair/table combo. I know they do have standing desks, but this should be on the way too.

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``Moments of silence are part of the music." -Anonymous
MARIETIMSON SparkPoints: (0)
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8/16/12 8:23 P

Offer to fax more for people? Run to get coffee more?

I am just kidding. I work in my office all day and would like to find more ways too. But I do make up for it by going to the gym. I can understand though if you don't have the extra time to do that!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,329
8/14/12 2:35 P

If you click on Healthy Lifestyle at the top of the page and go to Videos, you'll find Coach Nicole's desk workout there.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
WENFIT2010 Posts: 5
8/14/12 2:23 P

Anyone have any exercises they can recommend when you are sitting at your desk for 10-12 hours a day?

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