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.

Lateral Step

Straight Leg Heel Drives

Lateral Leg Raises

Leg Curls

Lateral Step

  • 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.

Leg Curls

  • 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.