5-minute desk workout

When working in an office-based environment it can be easy to forget to give ourselves time away from our screens. Ideally, we should be getting up from our desks and moving around for 5-minutes or so every hour. We’ve put together this simple 5-minute workout that you can complete from your desk – why not get your colleagues involved and give it a go together?

Arm Circles

Either seated of standing, hold your arms straight out to the sides. Rotate in a forwards direction creating circles with your hands. Gradually allow the circles to get bigger – as much as your range of motion will allow. Complete for 25 seconds and then change to a backwards direction.


Chair Squats

Stand behind your chair and place your hands on the top of it, with your feet just wider than shoulder width apart. Bend at the knee as if you were going to sit into a chair. Bring yourself as low as possible and then return to the standing position, keeping your arms out straight in front of you throughout. Repeat 10 times.


Seated Bicycle Crunches

Whilst seated upright, bring one knee up to your chest and meet it with the opposite elbow. Return to your original position then repeat with the other knee/elbow. Repeat this movement 10 times.

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