While it’s always nice to be able to take a brisk walk during the workday, sometimes leaving your desk just isn’t possible. Keeping a resistance band at your desk or workspace is a simple and convenient way to fit in strengthening exercises throughout the day—and you don’t even have to leave your seat. Here are some exercises* that will help you get fit while you sit:
Seated Chest Press
Wrap the band around the back of a sturdy chair as pictured above. Grasping both ends of the band, push forward as you extend your elbows to shoulder level. Return to starting position and repeat.
Seated Shoulder Press
Sit on the middle portion of the band and grasp both ends. Keeping a tight midsection, raise the ends of the band straight up over your head, lower back to starting position and repeat.
Seated Leg Press
Wrap the middle of the band around the bottom of one foot. Hold the ends of the band, and take up the slack while you bend your hip and knee. Keep your back straight as you press your foot downward into the band extending your hip and knee. Return to starting position and repeat.
*The information presented is educational and should not substitute for the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider. The information may not suit an individual’s particular health situation.