Here are the TOP 3 desk exercises for a sedentary lifestyle

The more the human race is progressing, the more is competition rising day by day. But, mind you! This competition doesn’t involve the use of muscle power. It is the battle of brains sitting in front of fast processing laptops and desktops. According to science, the body part which we put to use the most, grows the most and stays healthy. Yes! Our brains are indeed getting sharper, faster & healthy. Good news, right?

What about the rest of our bodies? Has that thought ever crossed your mind? With the kind of lifestyle we are leading nowadays, what does the future hold for us in terms of health??? In a race to be the number one, to be the most progressing, we’ve forgotten that our bodies need exercise too in order to grow healthy.


There is a famous saying, “Those who want to accomplish, have solutions. Those who don’t, have excuses.” Let's not make excuses anymore! We can exercise while sitting at our desks! Yes that's correct!

Here are the TOP 3 desk exercises for a sedentary lifestyle:


Seated Cat-Cow Stretch: Seated cat-cow stretch is very effective for relaxing your spine and improving spine mobility. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  • Get hold of the bottom of your seat.
  • Pull your chest open and drop your shoulders away from the ears.
  • Arch your spine inwards.
  • Now drop ur chin, pull ur belly in and arch your lower back outwards.
Repeat this a few times.

Glute Stretch: When we keep sitting for long hours, our legs, thighs and hips get stressed. In order to give them a nice stretch, all you have to do is follow these steps:

  • Sit straight near the edge of your chair.
  • Bring one of your ankles to your other knee.
  • Press the knee of the folded leg away from you.
  • Slightly lean your body forward and while you do this, you will feel a nice stretch from your hips to your thigh area.
  • Hold for 30 seconds and then switch legs
Repeat this a few times.

Chair Squats: Chair squats are good for improving leg muscle strength and blood flow. Follow these steps to getting nice, toned legs in just 5 minutes:


  • Stand straight and keep your feet just a little wider than your hips.
  • Stretch your arms straight in front of you in line with your shoulders.
  • Now sit back down slowly.
  • Do 10 repetitions and hold the last one before you come back up.

We hope these 3 super effective exercises will make your body healthy and stress free along with some much needed relaxation for your brain. Afterall, in order to keep the machinery working, you need to take care of the wear and tear. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, taking out 5 minutes don’t hurt!