Here are 10 ways you can make the most out of your Alterseat if you’re feeling tight or tense in the office!
1. Brace The Core.
Sit on your chair with your legs crossed. Sit up straight. Hold in your tummy and then lift yourself up using the armrests. Hold for 10-20 seconds and repeat 5 times.
2. Lower Body Stretch.
Sit in your chair, feet flat on the floor. Extend one leg out in front of you, hold for 2 seconds. Raise it as high as you can and hold for 2 seconds. Repeat 15 times on each leg.
3. Arm Stretch.
Sit up straight in your chair, feet flat on the floor, and place your hands in prayer position in front of your chest. Push your hands together and feel the stretch, hold for 20 seconds and repeat as often as you need to.
4. Spinal Stretch.
Sit in your chair, keep your feet together. Stretch your arms to the ceiling. Put your left hand on the desk, hold the back of your chair with your right hand and twist to the right. Hold for 10 seconds. Release and repeat the twist in the other direction.
5. Side Stretch.
Sit up straight in your chair and raise your left arm towards the ceiling, grab your left wrist with your right hand and pull it to the right. You should feel a stretch down your left side, hold for 10 seconds. Swap arms and repeat on the right side.
6. Hamstring Stretch.
This move has multiple benefits, it stretches the hamstrings, lower back, and calf muscles. Push your chair away from your desk and put your leg up on the desk. Flex your foot and lean forward (keep your back straight). Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat with the other leg.
7. Hamstring Curl.
Stand behind your chair, hold onto the back for support. Bend your knee and kick your left foot up behind you towards your bum, lower and repeat with the other leg. Aim for 10 reps each side.
8. Buns Of Steel.
To tone your buttocks simply squeeze, hold for 10 seconds and release. Repeat as many times as you can.
9. Shoulder Blades.
Sit up straight and roll back your shoulders until the shoulder blades are pinched together. Release and repeat for 12-15 reps.
10. Neck Muscles.
Put your head in your hands, the way most desk dwellers do when they are tired or just had a difficult conversation. Press your palms into your forehead and try to push your head backwards. Resist this motion. Then switch the hands to the back of the head and try to push your head backwards. Repeat 5 times.
Now that it’s CMCO, working from your seat all day long is going to be intense for most people. Hopefully these simple #lifehacks can relieve some pressure from their busy work day! Read more about our tips and tricks in our blog.