work from home, need desk excersises

previous topic · next topic

Joined: Nov 10
Posts: 98

Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 15:41
I work from home and at a desk all day and need some tips for exercises I can do at my desk. any ideas or tips. ???

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 15:50
I read about a guy who built a desk where he could stand over a treadmill and walk while he was working. He ended up walking on it 4-6 hours a day. I'm guessing you're not that hardcore.

Joined: Jan 11
Posts: 149

Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 15:56
I work from home and traded in my desk for two counter height work tables and a drafting stool so I spend about 1/3 of my day standing. We have a work at home group if you feel like joining.

There is a lot available online, I like this list:

When I did sit a lot, I did a lot of the leg lifts.

I also have a Wii in my office and try to take at least three 5-10 minute breaks for a little tennis or boxing.
Ever shrinking!


Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 88

Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 15:57
Standing, I work 12hrs a day sitting on my butt and I get three 10 minute breaks. I don't have the option of leaving my desk often. When I stand, I tend to pace and tap my feet. 12 hours of pacing, tapping, and maybe a few knee lifts really adds up. Also sitting on a balance ball throughout the day if standing isn't an option for extended periods of time. A girl at work has this little pedal thing its very small and you can pedal while sitting at your desk. Im sorry I have no idea what it's called.

Joined: Nov 10
Posts: 98

Posted: 07 Jan 2013, 17:41
Thanks Ladies, I love the link sheryl and added it to my bookmarks. I think might try the gym at the apts during lunch?? have a medicine ball maybe i can work that in somehow? I also have some small hand weights. Love the idea of the desk treadmill!! but your right I am not that hardcore.

Forum Search
Advanced forum search

Latest Posts

I started three weeks ago and have tracked everything I have eaten and every exercise undertaken. My starting weight was 66.5kgs, after week one, 66kg. Happy with 0.5kg loss in week one and figured ...
by gutstogo on 23 Oct 16 06:06 PM
Getting close to my revised weight goal
I began at 170 lbs and followed South Beach phase 1 for the recommended 2 weeks. Then I switched to a whole food plant based diet. I reached my goal weight of 154 lbs in 6 weeks. I reset my goal to 149 ...
by Northfreedom on 23 Oct 16 12:29 PM
Do what you did for the 11 pound loss. I'm guessing that not only did you lose pounds, you also felt better, achieved a better sense of well-being. Embrace that. The pounds will take care of thems ...
by dcwalker on 22 Oct 16 05:29 PM
Incorrect weight entry
yes, but why are you asking 'if'? you have already inputted it incorrectly or you are thinking of doing that
by Halo Kiwi on 22 Oct 16 02:51 PM
bullet proof coffee
Drinking bullet proof coffee allows you to feel full without affecting the body's insulin levels. You are losing weight and not hungry. That's why it is useful for dieting.
by erikahollister on 22 Oct 16 12:52 PM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Crazy Italian
New Snack tip. I spread cheese onto slices of cucumbers and eat my tuna with celery stalks!
23 May 16 for diet Atkins