Friday, February 13th, 2009 | Author:

We all are aware of the fact that working on computer for prolonged hours can be really dangerous and can lead to a major dysfunction. Desktop yoga is what you can resort to in order to stay active at work and increase your productivity eventually. Here are some easy to do exercises that help prevent repetitive stress injuries:

  • Ensure to take a walk after every thirty minutes.
  • Gaze at anything kept far away for few seconds at preset intervals may be an hour.
  • Avoid having lunch at your desk and perform some physical activity during lunch time. A brisk walk for few minutes can do the wonders
  • Stretch all the parts of your body, including fingers and wrists if you can’t afford taking a break every thirty minutes.
  • Monitor screen should preferably be kept lower than your eye level.
  • Clench your fists and rotate both hands clockwise and anti-clockwise.
  • Rotating your shoulders in backward and forward relaxes head, neck, shoulders and arms.
  • Sit upright without putting any pressure on you neck or back.
  • Shrug your shoulders to release your neck at least five times in a go.
  • Join your palms at the front part of your body (as you do during prayers) and make zero in the air in both directions. Repeat it for three times.
  • Whenever possible close your eyes and take three deep breaths. This is the easiest stress buster.
  • Prefer lemon tea to the normal tea or coffee especially at workplace. (Folks it also helps in shedding those extra kilos)
  • Drink as much water as is possible for you. It cleanses your body of the waste.

I know it is really difficult to take out time from our rock bottom busy schedules. But all I would say is that we should respect the needs of our body and desktop yoga is what you should be focusing on to fulfill the same.

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8 Responses

  1. 1
    Tanya Singh 

    Hello Ranjit! Really a good work for all those who work all day and night on computers. Keep it up. Bbye…

  2. Thanks Ranjit, 🙂
    These tips seem to be quite helpful…. I’m trying to follow most of them ..!
    But hey I’ve a doubt for the 5th one..?

  3. 3
    Ankit 

    The usability of this blog makes it wonderful..
    Thanks Ranjit

  4. 4
    Alka 

    yupp really in need of desktop exercise.. hehe..

  5. Hey Tanya ‘m sure you would follow these tips as soon as you start working 😀
    n Alka I thought you already do cuz your pics give that impression 😛

  6. 6
    Swapna 

    Ranjit, your health tips are invaluable but i just realized that I seem to be doing the opposite of everything that you’ve suggested!

    I loved the ‘zero’ exercise and will try it out. I am not sure of lemon tea though lemonade or lemon juice would have perked me up. Good tips and i wish ….really wish….i could practice them..!

  7. 7
    Romila 

    Arrey see my zero size figure. Kareena will faint – my figure is like a big zero – gol matol!!

  8. nice post man

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