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Get fit at work: Fat-burning exercises you can do at your desk

by , 31 July 2017
Get fit at work: Fat-burning exercises you can do at your desk
Studies show that prolonged sitting and sedentary time at work can wreak havoc on your health. While it can be difficult to squeeze in a fair amount of exercise into your jam-packed work schedule - especially if you have a desk job - it's not impossible…

There are actually a number of fat-burning exercises you can slip into your workday without leaving your desk. You now have no more excuses not to exercise - here are some great fat-burning exercises you can do at your desk…

Do these fat-burning exercises at your desk

Dips
Before you sit down in your chair, do some dips. With both your legs straight and pointed away from you, heels on the ground and hands on your chair’s arms, lower yourself into your chair by bending your arms until your elbows reach a 90-degree angle. Push up for 15 reps.
 
Chair stand
One of the best ways to work your hips and thighs at your desk is by doing a chair stand. It’s so easy – all you need to do is stand on a sturdy chair. If your chair has wheels, make sure you lock them in place to prevent your chair from rolling when you step up onto it. The trick to do this exercise is to not use your hands to push off. After standing up, slowly lower yourself back down, holding your arms out in front of you for balance. Repeat this exercise for a total of 10 times. 

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Calf raises
Next up – calf raises – a fantastic way to tone your lower legs. Stand up and hold onto the back of your chair. Stand on one leg and rise up on your toes and then slowly lower your heel down to the floor. Repeat this exercise for a total of 10 times on each leg.
 
Planks
Last but not least, planks are a quick and easy way to work your core muscles. Prop yourself up on your forearms on one edge of your desk and walk your feet backward to so your body is straight. Stand up on your toes and then straighten your arms. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Repeat this exercise four or five times.
 
Give these fat-burning exercises a go next time you’re at your desk! 

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