5 Chair Exercises You Can Do At Home

If your computer chair has become your best friend during the lockdown, then try these exercises to stay fit while on it.

5 Chair Exercises You Can Do At Home
5 Exercises You Can Do While Sitting Down

The lockdown imposed owing to the novel coronavirus has forced us all to stay indoors. For many of us, our offices have been shut and we have been asked to work from home.

We now find ourselves in front of our computer screens, sitting on our sofas or chairs all day long. And with a limited to almost no options of being outdoors, we are gaining weight and becoming unfit with frequent back and shoulder pains. Sitting all day, whether in front of the computer screen or a television sets often leads to body aches.

However, frequent pains and an unfit body can lead to a number of life-long medical problems. So, it is time to incorporate a few exercises into our daily routine and guess what, you do not even have to get up for them.

These five exercises can be done while sitting down:

Calf Muscle Toning

All you need is about two-minutes of your time for this one. Raise your legs up with your toes touching the floor and hold for a few seconds until you can feel your muscles burn. Release and repeat 10 times.

Ankle Rotation

Sit straight up and rotate your ankles clockwise and then anti-clockwise for about 30-seconds.  

Arm Circles

Once again, sit straight with your legs bent 90 degrees and feet touching the floor. Touch your shoulders with your fingers and rotate clockwise and then anti-clockwise for about 30 seconds.

Chair Dips

Make sure the chair does not have wheels when doing this exercise. Sit on the edge with arms by your side and palms placed on the chair to provide grip. Move forward and dip lower off the chair as your body weight shifts to your arms. Hold your body for about five seconds and sit back. Repeat 10 times.

Chair Slide

If you are sitting on your computer chair then make use of its functionality by doing chair slides. Move your legs forward with the heels touching the floor and toes elevated. Make sure your upper body is straight with palms holding the chair. Bring the chair towards your feet and then back. Repeat for 30 seconds.