Exercise In The Office

This is officially my first ever fitness post on sunnydei (wooo) hopefully the first of many!
I work in an office and spend about 80% of my working week sat at my desk in front of a computer. This means that I spend most of my time being extremely inactive. This makes me feel pretty sluggish and unhealthy most of the time, I'm sure I'm not alone in this. Luckily, there are some little things you can do in the office to get more active.

Powwownow are holding a Flexible Working Campaign and have invited me  to get involved by sharing an exercise that can easily be achieved in the office.

One of the easiest exercises to do in the office are Office Chair Squats

This exercise is a great way to burn fat, tighten your muscles, strengthen your knee joints and improve circulation.
  • Stand with your feet flat on the floor, hip-distance apart, your knees and hips at 90-degree angles.
  • Tip your hips back and bend your knees, lowering yourself back toward the chair.
  • Just after your thighs tap the chair's seat, immediately press yourself back to standing.

Another great way to get a little exercise into your day is by taking a walk at lunch time, taking a break from your desk by making a round of tea and if there's any stairs use them instead of the lift.

Have you got any tips of how to stay active in the office? If you do please share them with me in the comments! 
Until next time,


  1. This is a great post and such a simple but effective exercise too, will definitely have to try and do these throughout the day. I always try to get as many little steps in my day throughout the office, even if that's just by standing up and walking to talk to someone else at their desk. - Tasha

  2. I definitely think going for a walk at lunch is a good idea when you work in an office. Sometimes I'll get up just to stretch (and make peppermint tea), not sure if I'd get away with doing squats in th office though!

    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    1. Hahaha yeah I only do it when the guys go out for lunch! Yeah I make some many cups of herbal/fruit tea a day, it's annoying when you have to make them for everyone each time you get up too though haha

  3. I had a little giggle imagining my office doing this together at lunch time! I usually try to be a little bit more active by going for a walk on my lunch hour, making the effort to get up and move around during the day (even if it is just to go get a glass of water or to speak to someone rather than emailing) and walking to and from work (when I commuted by bus I found getting off the bus a little earlier helped me feel a little happier from the mini walk and fresh air!).



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