James Levine, endocrine of the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale (Arizona, United States) and staunch defender of the Worktable with built-in tape. According to Levine, physical activity is not an option, but a need of the body that we must perform daily and at any time of the day. After reading this, who don’t get alarms?
If you are one of those who spend eight hours in the office chair you will recognize these symptoms: uncomfortable punctures in the legs, intermittent buttock pain and that feeling of heaviness for which you think you entered the work with limbs and leave with trunks. So, you secretly practice that method Alaska and Dinarama: you move your leg, you move your foot, you move the tibia and the fibula … sitting, obviously. But nothing, the discomfort does not stop and you promise to return to the gym, which, like many New Year’s resolutions, when going out the door have flown. But calm down! Because we have found 3 effective practices with which you can exercise without anyone noticing. Attentive!
1. Abs mode on
Surely you have already heard about hypopressive abs, especially since Cristina Pedroche became the greatest champion of this postural and respiratory technique. Well, let’s put them into practice in an amateur way to get the abdominal area toned. While sitting, keep your back straight, inhale deeply by gutting and pulling up the trunk muscles. Now, keep 10 seconds of respiratory apnea. Then relax the muscles while exhaling. Repeat this exercise for 5 minutes. It’s that simple!
2. Harden your buttocks
One of the most frequent consequences of sitting too long is the weakening of the buttock muscles. Defining this area of your body is much easier than you think and you can do it both sitting and standing while taking a coffee or waiting for the elevator. How? Well, increasing the tension and contracting the buttocks for 10 seconds. Relax 20 seconds and repeat again at least 10 times each day.
3. Goodbye sagging!
If there is an area of our body that suffers (and much!) The long office hours are precisely the legs. However, even there we can combat fluid retention while maximizing toning. For that, while sitting with your back straight, stretch one leg while keeping the other on the floor. When you lift it, while it is well stretched, squeeze the muscles of the quadriceps area for 5 seconds. Lower that leg and let it rest while you repeat the exercise with the other. Try to do it about 15 times.
If what you are looking for is to harden the inner face of the thighs, place a foam object, a rolled towel (or something that you cannot break) in the middle of the knees. Squeeze it as hard as you can for 5 seconds and loosen exactly the same time. Do 20 daily repetitions, you’ll end up noticing the results!
Remember that there are other small gestures that you can perform throughout the day and that you can get used to doing easily, such as: walking while answering a phone call, climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator or drinking coffee standing in instead of sitting. It’s all about proposing it!