Exercise at Your Desk!

by Colin Butler
Vertex Education Ambassador, Fitness

Check with your medical team prior to starting a new exercise program!

For those of us who have to spend working hours at a desk, or for those who have difficulty standing for long periods of time, you can still get a workout! Sitting or lying down for too long increases your risk of chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers and can affect your mental health as well.

Below are some exercises you can do without leaving your workstation. The video links at the bottom demonstrate the exercises.

Exercises with your chair or desk:

  • Triceps dips
  • Desk push up
  • Calf raises
  • Chair or desk side planks
  • Desk planks
  • Desk donkey kicks
  • Pistol Squats

Exercises while standing:

  • Split squat
  • Lateral lunges / split squats
  • Single-leg hip hinge
  • Wall sit
  • Single-leg squats
  • Jumping jacks
  • Chair calf raises
  • Desk mountain climber
Watch 5- and 10-minute exercise videos below, or download all the exercise options using the button below!

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