Fitness Friday: Exercise at Your Desk

By Lisa Christie
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‘Tis the season of family gatherings, office parties and out-of-town guests. Add those to the requisite baking, shopping and decorating and it’s no wonder it’s difficult to make time for everything. Women at Green Mountain often tell us they have a lot of anxiety around making self care a priority during the holidays. First, we want to remind everyone to cut yourselves some slack – only Santa Claus can do it all in a day!

It’s a great time of year to keep in mind a mantra that LynnAnn Covell, our senior fitness specialist, always tells us: something is better than nothing. If you can’t make it to the gym on time — take a short walk instead. If the thought of finishing a strength training routine overwhelms you — try fitting something in at the office. You don’t even have to leave your desk!

In today’s fitness video, LynnAnn demonstrates several easy upper body moves for the biceps, triceps, shoulders and abs using just a desk or table. These are perfect for squeezing in during a conference call or a 5-minute break and you can still make it to your next event on time.

(If you’re viewing by email, head over to the blog to see the video.)

Give these a try – we’d love your feedback.

3 Responses (Add Yours)

  • Kim says:

    Thanks a lot for this exercising video, I was looking for one to exercise at my desk because I’m on the computer a lot!

  • Chip says:

    You are right when you said, “something is better than nothing.” Hopefully, people who say they have no time will use your simple strategies to begin an moderate exercise plan. I’ve read where the average person watches 5 hours of TV each day. Your tips are a great start for people who perceive themselves as time-constrained.

  • Adan Harris says:

    Great tips! I must say they are real time, quick and easy ways to tone those slackened muscles, precisely the time when we ignore them the most.

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