How to Exercise at Your Standing Desk

Aside from using an adjustable desk at work, or integrating an ergonomically friendly chair into your daily life, you can also practice some simple exercises while standing at your desk to maintain and improve your posture. These exercises are designed to release tension, build muscle, and give you more energy. Best of all, they are so simple that you can do them while standing at your desk.

- 10 Exercises for You to Do at Your Standing Desk

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These are the moves that you should do regularly, and if you’re using a great height adjustable standing desk like the SmartDesk 2 or a chair like the ErgoChair 2 you’ll definitely be able to reap all the benefits to your health and posture. Most of these exercises are perfect for doing at home, or even to integrate into your workday routine.

Shoulder rolls

Chest release

Chest release
Chest release

This is a great move to do if you are feeling tightness in the front of your body. It will open up your chest muscles and give you more room to breathe properly. Raise your outstretched arms to just below shoulder height with your palms facing forward. As you exhale, slowly turn your hands at the wrists so your fingers are pointed behind you. Breathe here for several breaths.

Chair Pose

Standing side bend

Standing side bend
Standing side bend

Another exercise that can be done while standing at your desk, feels amazing and helps with your breathing and posture, is the side bend. Bring your left palm to the side of your head, and make sure both your feet are grounded before you start guiding your head to the right. You should feel a stretch along the left side of your body and shoulder. Breathe here several times before switching sides.

Seated twist

Conclusion

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