Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you. One minute you are working away at your post-graduate degree, the next you are two months deep into an internship. It’s an interesting time – finishing school for good, looking for a career, and beginning ‘real life’. Though being in this limbo has definitely been tough.
Since my last post I have started a full-time internship which I am loving – I am super happy that I chose to go into PR because it is definitely the industry for me. However, between my internship and part-time jobs I am finding it hard to get exercise. Siting at a desk all day is actually very taxing on ones body – it isn’t programmed to sit still for eight hours a day. But have no fear, deskercising is here!
Here are some things you can do at your desk to stay active.
1) Take the stairs:
It seems so simple, but taking the stairs is actually such a good work out – especially if you can take them two at a time.
2) Wall sits:
They work your quads, don’t need a lot of space, and can be done relatively quickly – holding the sit for 30-60 seconds is best!
3) Calf raises:
Waiting by the printer? Do a few sets of calf raise – for a challenge do them one leg at a time.
4) Bicep curls:
Use a full water bottle in place of a weight. Do sets of 12-15 whenever you need a break from work.
5) Seated leg lifts:
While sitting at your desk, do reps of leg lifts or hold your legs out straight for 60 seconds.