How to Master the Art of Deskercising

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How to Master the Art of Deskercising

Work it while you work!

| May 26, 2016

DeskercisingHow to Master the Art of Deskercising
By Shen Mascarinas

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Office hours shouldn’t equate to being a 9-to-5 couch potato. You need to move around, especially on days you’ll be over-time. If heading out to exercise isn’t an option, here are desk exercises (or deskercises) for healthier and happier days at the office.

Strange looks from your officemates are likely, but who cares?! You’ll be in such a good mood from the flow of endorphins that you won’t mind. Some (the cooler ones) might even join the fun.

With Rihanna’s Work playing in the background, get deskercising!

8. Desk Chair Swivel

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Difficulty Level: 3/8
Embarrassment Level: 1/8

Keep your back straight with your feet hovering off the floor. Hold your desk, contract your core, and swivel your chair left and right. Do as much twists as you can before getting dizzy.

And for the shy ones: Your officemates will think you’re just a bubbly peach, excitedly working away.

7. Get a (Leg) Raise

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Difficulty Level: 2/8
Embarrassment Level: 3/8

You can only use the excuse “I’m just stretching” for a few times. After that, when you’re already sweating, your officemates might think you’re practicing a pretty odd dance routine.

6. Laptop Bicep Curl

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Difficulty Level: 4/8
Embarrassment Level: 3/8

Who needs weights when you have an ancient, massive laptop? While holding your laptop—extend your arm straight down, and then bring it close to your shoulder. Repeat for as many times you can. Keep your core contracted as you do the exercise.

Your coworkers might think you’ve given up on your laptop and about to smash it to the floor out of frustration. They’ll try to stop you, which is your cue to explain you’re just working out.

5. Pushups

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Difficulty Level: 6/8
Embarrassment Level: 7/8

How embarrassing you’ll look while doing this really depends on your form. Make sure you practice before doing this at the office, so you don’t look like you’re humping air. You wouldn’t want your boss seeing you doing that now, would ya?