Do You Sit All Day? Reverse the Negative Effects with 3 Exercises You Can do at Work
Yes, sitting all day can actually change the shape of your butt! Shocked? Appalled? Did you jump out of your chair when you read that? These 3 exercises can be done at work to maintain a perky behind.
Most people spend the vast majority of the day at work, sitting. If you’re among the lucky movers and shakers in the professional world, high-five to you! For the rest of us, an 8+ hour day spent in a chair is the reality. And the reality is that sitting all day is hard on your health and your body.
Posture is a big issue, but so is the shape of your booty. A lot of things happen to you body throughout the course of a typical workday, but one of the ones that is least favorable is constant pressure on your posterior.
Yes, sitting all day can actually change the shape of your butt! Shocked? Appalled? Did you jump out of your chair when you read that?
NYC personal trainer and fitness model, Nikki Tissington states, “It is incredible to see the effects sitting all day has on the body. The entire body is tense, stressed and just wound up. The long-term pressure can actually make the butt look flatter and promote sagging.” Many of Tissington’s private clients come to her specifically to reverse the effects of being in a chair all day.
A professional booty lifter, she suggested some in-office mini-exercises to perk up your day and rear-end.
In-Office Booty Lifting Exercises
- Wall Sit: With your back flat against the wall, feet flat on the ground, legs at a 90-degree angle bent at the knees, and core tight, hold this position for at least a minute. Do 3 reps with a 30-second break between.
- Chair Squats: If you have an adjustable chair, position it so that your legs are at a 90-degree angle (bent at the knees) with your thighs parallel to the floor. Stand up and lower down, without sitting. For balance, you can extend your arms straight in front of you. Do 3 reps of 15 with a 30-second break between.
- Standing Glute Kick-backs: Stand behind your chair with your hands on the back for support. Lift one leg at a time straight behind you and up, stopping before you back arches. You will feel it in your high glutes. Do 3 reps of 15 with a 30-second break between.
Not only detrimental for your behind, sitting all day is also bad for your posture and overall health. A body at rest stays at rest, a body in motion stays in motion. By moving your body throughout the day and taking breaks from the chair, you stimulate blood circulation, ease stress, release tension and clear the head - promoting good mental health as well.