We’re always told to look after our bodies and perform some simple desk exercises, aren’t we?
But when do we make the time to actually do them?
The Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel site tell us:
Working at a computer can contribute to back, neck and shoulder pains, eyestrain and overuse injuries of the hands and wrists. The risks can be reduced or eliminated with proper workstation design, improved posture and good working habits.
So our bodies really would benefit if we spent some time doing some simple desk exercises.
I’ve discovered this great 7-minute YouTube video that takes you through simple exercises that you can do at your desk.
The beauty of using a YouTube video is that you can pause it at any time — if you get a phone call or if a colleague stops by your desk. This video is especially handy at work because there’s no sound or daggy background music!
I don’t spend very much time (if any) on performing desk exercises (I hate looking like I’m not doing any work and just pfaffing about), but after finding this video, I’m going to really try to spend a few minutes each day looking after my body!