Deskercise ~ Leg Stretch
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Moving your body can help move your mind. Take a few minutes every 90 minutes to stretch your legs and reset your mind to the task at hand. As your leg muscles strengthen you will be able to stand longer.
- Stand facing the desk with your feet about hip-width apart.
- Slowly step off the board to the side with one foot and then back on.
- Step your foot off the board to the opposite side and then back on.
- Repeat the exercise for 10 or 15 times.
- This is a simple way to keep your mind and body in motion.
Straight Leg Heel Drives
- This exercise can be done throughout the workday to maintain the circulation in your legs.
- Place your hands on the desk for stability as you are standing on the board with your feet in a neutral position.
- Shift your weight to one foot as you slowly lift the opposite leg straight backward.
- Use your hands to maintain balance.
- Return the foot to the Wurf Board and repeat with the other leg.
Lateral Leg Raises
- Stand facing your desk with feet hip-width apart and hands on the desk for stability.
- Slowly raise one leg out to your side and back to the board.
- Alternate this leg movement from side to side.
- When done resume the standing position and relax.
- You can do Leg Curls while you are facing your desk or facing to the side.
- You should start with one or both hands on the desk until you can safely do this routine while balancing on one foot.
- Start with both feet on the board.
- Slowly shift your weight to one side.
- Then, gently raise the leg on the other side so your heel curls up toward your glutes.
- Lower the leg, shift your weight to the other side and repeat with the opposite leg.