Exercise Tips for Bloggers and Other Computer Users
Whenever you’re seated, it’s important to think about your posture every now and then. Make sure that your back is straight, you’re not slouching, and your head is in alignment.
If you have a fitball, try replacing your typical office chair and instead sit on a fitball so that you can get better abs, posture, and fitness.
Another great option is to keep your office chair but get a gel fit disc, place it on your chair, and sit on the gel disc throughout the day. The fit disc creates an unstable surface that is comfortable but challenges your muscles.
If you have a weaker back, back pain, or just want a bit of padding for your back area, you could get a fitball chair. A fitball chair is adjustable so that you can set the height for your desk and support your back. It still is challenging for your muscles.
Don’t just sit on your fitball or exercise disc. Make an effort to rock from side to side and front to back. Make circular motions each direction as well as figure eights. Also, lift your feet off the ground and balance on your fitball or disc.
It’s very important to be aware of your posture any time you’re doing movements as you’re training your muscles. Not only will your muscles be working out more throughout the day, but moving rather than sitting still will help you be more alert.
I would still recommend trying to exercise a little bit every day in addition to your seated workout and/or scheduled workouts at least three times a week. Remember, it’s not about the time you work out. It’s about working out consistently and trying to improve your health. For example, if you’re used to being sedentary most of the day, start out with 10 minutes of additional exercise every day and work up to more.
My mom, Deb Chitwood, is a full-time writer/blogger. She credits her toned abs to using a fitball chair and fit disc on an office chair. (She rotates the two for variety.) She also works out for an hour three times a week but says she saw a very noticeable improvement in her abs just from sitting on a fitball or fit disc.
If you stick with the workout for bloggers and other computer users, look forward to more toned abs and better stability! Challenge yourself and enjoy a healthier you! 🙂
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