Deskercise ~ Fancy Feet

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Strengthening the feet, ankles and calves is the key to standing longer. These simple yet effective exercises can be done without interrupting your work flow. They are easy on the mind and good for the body.

Lateral Calf Stretch

Heel Lifts

Toe Raises

Alternating Ankle Circles

Lateral Calf Stretch

  • Stand facing the desk with your feet in a neutral position about hip-width apart.
  • Place one or both hands on your desk for stability.
  • Shift your weight onto one leg.
  • Slowly rotate your opposite ankle to the side so the foot is resting on edge and you begin to feel the stretch.
  • Hold this position for a few seconds and return to the neutral starting position.
  • Shift your weight to the other leg and repeat the stretch on that side.

Heel Lifts

  • This is another good Wurf Board movement you can do at your desk.
  • Start by standing in front of your desk with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on the desk.
  • Shift your weight onto your toes and lift your heels as high as you can.
  • Hold for a second.
  • Drop your heels back to the board and repeat the movement.
  • These heel lifts will stretch the muscles in your lower leg and promote muscle tone during your workday.

Toe Raises

  • Start this exercise by facing the desk with your feet about hip-width apart on your Wurf Board.
  • Use your hands and hold onto desk for balance.
  • Shift weight to your heels as you lift your toes as high as you can.
  • Bring your toes back to the board and then repeat the movement.
  • Use this exercise to strengthen the shin muscles at the front of your lower leg.

Alternating Ankle Circles

  • You can do this quick exercise to improve circulation in your legs while you are at the desk concentrating on your important work.
  • Start with your feet in a neutral position about hip-width apart.
  • Shift your weight to one foot.
  • Raise the other foot so the heel is up and the toe is resting gently on the Wurf Board.
  • Slowly rotate the ankle around in a circular motion.
  • Pause and reverse the direction of ankle rotation.
  • Lower the foot back to the board.
  • Raise the opposite foot and repeat the exercise.
  • Return to the neutral standing position when done.