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11 Stress-Busting Desk Exercises [infographic]


Sedentary jobs are associated with a number of health risks, and this illustrated infographic shares stress-busting desk exercises that can help you stave off some of them without even getting up from your chair. Neck stretches and wrist rolls, for example, can help curb repetitive stress injuries and sore muscles, while water bottle weight lifting and resistance band pulls can help strengthen upper-body muscles.

These simple exercises might not sound like hard work, but Lifehacker notes that merely tapping your foot can burn up to 350 calories in a single workday. A few modifications to some of the suggested drills — ankle weights to the seated leg raises, for example — can make them even more effective.

Check out the full illustrated infographic below. Do you have any special tricks to keep moving while at work?

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