Seven Excuses to Leave your Desk

In an effort to keep back pain, heart disease, and obesity at bay, a common piece of advice is to take a break from work for a few minutes of every hour. Unfortunately not everyone works in an environment where the culture allows for constant breaks from your desk work, but fear not! Here are seven excuses that will keep you moving about all day long: 

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Push-ups at your Desk

The push-up (aka earth downs) is the fundamental upper body exercise, it requires no equipment and can be done at your desk. Push-ups are designed to help you build a rock solid core, define your chest, and tone your arms. It is an efficient movement that can be adapted to match the abilities of any wellness warrior. 

It’s helpful to think of a push-up as a moving plank, because that’s exactly what it is, in order to do a proper push-up you must maintain the same tension and posture as a plank throughout the entire movement.  

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Lose Excess Belly Fat at Your Desk

Most people think you need a complicated workout program, a dietitian, and Oprah money to have the physique you’ve always dreamed of, you don’t.  You can get rid of almost all of your excess belly fat with a simple tool that you can use at your desk…

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Snacking at your Desk: snacks you should stash and the ones you should trash

In an office setting it is difficult to have constant access to healthy snacks. Coworkers bring in cake for birthdays and donuts on Fridays, but rarely does anyone bother to bring in a veggie platter. Snacking is one of the most detrimental habits to a healthy diet only because of how hard it is to keep healthy snacks with you.  But fear not! Below are seven healthy snacks you should be eating, and the snack traps to avoid. 

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How to build strength at your desk without sweating

Getting stronger at your desk without sweating is tough, especially in business attire. It's easy to sneak in a little stretching or movement as a break from the monotony of office life without sweating, but it is hard to actually make progress via these movements.

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Your desk job could be giving you butt pimples

As if working at a desk doesn’t have enough dangers to avoid already, sitting too long causes low back pain, using your computer too much makes your neck tight, and a sedentary lifestyle decreases your lifespan.  And now you have to worry about butt pimples too, stop the madness!

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Five Products for Desk Fitness

You cannot buy health and fitness. These products are helpful, but only if you use them consistently. You won’t lose any weight if you use your treadmill as a coat hanger or a dumbbell as a doorstop.

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Jake Dermer
You do NOT need to eat six meals a days

One nutrition myth that people throw around way too much is that you should eat six small meals a day for weight loss. There are a number or reasons why this shouldn’t be a thing, but let’s start with our figurative gut reaction before we dive into our literal gut reaction.

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Jake Dermer
Kettlebell Swings Vs. Running

At first glance, you might think that kettlebell swings and running have nothing in common. One targets the posterior chain, and the other targets the anterior chain; one involves not moving your feet, while the other is, in essence, moving your feet. However, the two exercises have more in common than you think. For starters, both involve swinging your arms, and both make you better at sex.  

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Jake Dermer
Are you strong enough to run?

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Someone you know decides their health and fitness is getting away from them, so they sign up for a marathon and start training. Because they’re out of shape, the plan is to start at one mile and work upward. No problem, right?

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Jake Dermer
The secret to preventing back pain

If you work at a desk all day, there’s a decent chance you experience some kind of neck or lower back pain. In fact, if you don’t deal with pain from a sedentary job, you’re part of a very fortunate minority.

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Jake Dermer