We are living in a modern world in which almost everything is based on sitting, we seat at work, seat while driving, seat when going to work by using some public transportation and those sitting hours just pile up.
Even if we want to lead an active and healthy lifestyle it seems that there not enough hours for that in the day. We do not say to quit the regular physical activity you follow, but try also something else and that believe it or not involves sitting.
There are magnificent exercises that can contribute to weight loss and to that always wanted flat stomach, and they are performed while sitting on your chair at the office or at home.
We need to take care of our body as all those sitting hours can take a toll on our health like increasing the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer and mortality.
7 Amazing Exercises While Sitting on Your Chair
The performance of this exercise will target the muscles of your stomach and make them stronger thus acquiring firm belly.
Take a sitting position with your back straight, but do not touch the backrest. Next, spread your feet slightly in order for them to have the same width of your hips. Then, elevate the right knee up to the chest. Do 10 to 15 repetitions on each knee.
- Double knee lift
In this movement all your abdominal muscles are being engaged. You are taking the sitting position as the previous exercise, but in this case you are keeping your legs closely tight. Start elevating both your knees up to the chest and once you are bringing them down, make sure not to touch the floor with your feet. Perform 10 to 15 repetitions of this movement.
- Double knee lift with lateral elbows
The performance of this movement will contribute to burning fat on your sides. You are again sitting just like the previous exercises, but in this one you are supporting the whole body by resting on the side of the chair. Next, tilt your body on the right side and elevate your knees up to the chest. Do 10 to 20 repetitions.
- Kneeling up to the elbow
Again you are taking the same sitting position with the only difference, putting your hands on the back of your head. Start lifting one knee up to the chest and then extend the opposite elbow to the other. Go back to your initial position and repeat the same movement with the other side of the body. Perform 15 to 20 repetitions on each side.
- Toe touch
Take a sitting position with your legs slightly spread. Then, keep your arms in front of you at the height of your shoulders. Go down with your torso towards the feet so that you can touch your toe with the opposite hand. Hold this position for a few seconds and then go back to your starting position. Perform the same movement with the other side as well, and do 15 to 20 repetitions on each side.
For this exercise you are standing behind the back of the chair.Take an upright standing position, contract your belly, and then take a hold of your chair and raise your left leg till your heel touches the muscles of your buttocks. Repeat this movement for 10 to 15 times with each leg.
- Body lift
This last movement will engage your muscles on the back, shoulders and belly.
You should sit again on your chair, and with your hands grab the sides of the chair and start lifting your whole body. Meanwhile try to elevate your knees up to the chest and thus keep this position for at least 15 seconds. After that slowly release and go back to your starting position. Repeat this movement for at least 4 times.