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Sedentary office workers - a call to move!

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

When the body doesn’t move it rapidly grows sedentary, muscles weaken and shorten and mobility is lost. The most powerful impact one has on how the body progresses or regresses is our lifestyle choice. This is more evident than genetics or any aging patterns. The most powerful aspect about all of this is that we have control of our lifestyle choices!

Office workers who do not exercise/move sufficiently are generally able to carry out basic functioning tasks such as sitting, lying, standing, moving from position to position, walking, carrying out daily tasks/hobbies. However, without additional movement, our bodies lack strength and mobility. This may later affect our lives.

Basic exercises from the office chair can be incorporated to strengthen the body between work tasks. Give this BASI (Body Arts and Science) Pilates program a try and keep moving! All you will need is your work chair, pillow, theraband/weights, and a wall.

  • Warm-up - connect the mind and the body by pushing your feet into the ground and feeling your spine lengthen. Place your hands onto your ribs as you feel them expand and lower.

  • Footwork - while sitting do ankle circles, add dorsiflexion/plantar flexion. Stand and hold onto the back of the chair, rise onto your toes and lower back down.