11

I am office bound for 10 hours a day working at a computer. As I am off skiing this season, are there any exercises that will help my leg muscles I can do whilst sitting at my desk?

1

1 Answer 1

10

Here are a few quick and easy ones that will help your strength:

  • Squats will be the most useful. Not exactly at your desk, but you can definitely do it next to your desk.
  • Seated leg raises. Keeping your legs straight, hold the side of the chair and raise and lower your legs
  • Calf raises. Put your weight on your toes and lift yourself up. You don't need to raise far, just get your heels a couple of centimetres off the ground
  • Standing up. Every opportunity you get, stand up. Simple, but useful
  • Use the stairs. A lot. Don't go near the lift ever again

These will all help - but nothing office-based will really cover off the fitness requirements fully, especially cardio so I'd suggest using the gym, swimming or running as further exercise.

2
  • 2
    These are good for walkers too - you can also have a balled up coat or jumper between your knees, squeeze it together, then relax, and repeat.
    – Aravona
    Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 10:42
  • 3
    @Rory: +1 for Use the stairs. A lot. Don't go near the lift ever again
    – WedaPashi
    Commented Oct 30, 2014 at 12:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.