Wow! What a soothing ambience! What an amazing trip! Since so long, this much needed exotic vacation is awaited. Basking in the company of near and dear ones, it is simply out of the world!
Trin! Trin! Trin!
Alarm starts buzzing... Oh! Clock needle again hits the right time! It shook you to the core as you have realised, it was a mere dream. Yes, Dream! Back to the real world! Oops! Flight of Imagination got collapsed in no time.
“Gosh, that escape from the hustle and bustle of routine life was at least better in the world of fantasy,” says your heart.
Well, whatsoever it may be, it's time again to rush to the office and live another day full of tight deadlines. Here you go, reach the office, punch in to mark your presence, and finally get settled at your workstation. Now you perform a desk-bound job while being in the same position or posture. So, this, undoubtedly, becomes monotonous and you start losing the passion you once had on joining your current organisation.
Now this is the scenario of a sedentary office lifestyle that most of the professionals accept the way it comes. However, there are some who actually dare to accept it as a challenging opportunity to rise up and devise ideas to transform such a lifestyle into an enthusiastic one. This could essentially offer you a regular health schedule, which can be pursued at the workstation itself without any hassle.
Let’s browse through some easy to perform exercises that help keep your health disorders at bay. The best part is you can carry out these exercises within the comfort zone of your own workstation.
STRETCH YOUR WRIST
Make your left arm straight, in front of the face. Turn the palm up and use the other hand to hold left hand's fingers. Pull the fingers gently towards you to stretch the forearm. Hold for 20-30 seconds and perform the same with the other arm.
STRETCH YOUR HANDS
Take a water bottle and hold it between your hands in straight position, in front of the face. Lift your arms up over the head. Gently bend towards the left, as far as possible. Return to the centre and repeat the same on the right side.
STRETCH YOUR LEGS
Sit tall and pull the abs in. Raise your left leg until it becomes straight. Squeeze the quadriceps (a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg). Hold this position for 2 seconds and lower your leg. Repeat the same with the other leg.
LOWER BODY MOVE
Sit tall and pull the abs (muscles of the abdomen) in. Now lift your left foot a few inches above the floor. Hold for 2 seconds and lower the foot. Repeat the same on the other side.
In sitting posture, lift yourself up a few inches above the chair and keep arms straight to balance this posture. Remain in this position for 2-3 seconds and stand up.
Besides these exercises, make the following tips a necessity of your work life:
1. Walk a few steps every hour to avoid stiffness; this will ensure proper blood circulation in your arms and legs.
2. Use the stairs instead of the elevator unless there is an urgency.
3. Take your eyes off the computer screen at regular intervals and look around at other objects to ensure eye movement and avoid headache.
4. Make it a habit to drink sufficient water to stay calm and relaxed.
Though it's not a cakewalk to transcend the influence of a tedious work life, your steadfast attitude would indeed guide you towards accomplishing a happy work life if you put into practice these simple exercises and suggestions. To add more, the best comes out when you also attempt to sustain a cordial relation with colleagues around you. A smiling face, positive attitude and sympathetic expressions foretell the existence of an optimistic aura around you. The same accompanies you while you drive back home, listening to soft music and thereafter, spend joyful moments with your dear ones.
On the whole, it rewards you with a satisfactory life that is judiciously balanced at both personal and professional fronts.