According to hopkinsmedicine.org, there are health risks associated with physical inactivity. It can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and other conditions like high blood pressure, anxiety and depression.
Moreover, lack of physical activity can even increase the risk of certain cancers. That’s why it’s a bit worrisome for people who are always busy working and do not have time to exercise.
Employees like call center agents are one of these people. It is because they are sitting down during most of their working hours.
If you think you’re one of them, it doesn’t mean you’ll have a sedentary lifestyle forever. You should know that there’s what we call a call center exercise.
Some of these basic call center exercises can be done even you’re working and without leaving your desk. More especially if you’re on break.
Basic Call Center Exercise To Do
- Sedated Leg Raises
You can do this by sitting on your chair with your hands placed on your desk or chair for support. Then, extend both of your legs without your feet touching the floor. While doing this in slow motion for 5-15 seconds, just imagine a string pulling your legs forward and backwards.
- Ballerina Sitting Squats
You can do this exercise by adjusting your seat wherein your toes are about 2-3 inches off the floor. Point your toes outward like a ballerina as you open your legs. Then try to stretch your spine as you bend backward while holding this position for 5-10 seconds.
- Runaway Mountain Climber
You can do this arm exercise by sitting. Both arms should be raised straight above your head with one arm extends towards the ceiling. But the other arm bends at the elbow with palm leveled in your face. By alternating positions of your hands, repeat it 20 times in quick succession.
- Seated Push-ups
You can do seated push-ups if you are on a swivel chair. You just need to sit up straight with your chest few inches away from desk, then grab your desk with your hands apart from each other. Next, push yourself out until your arms are extended and pull yourself back after. Repeat this for 10-15 times.
- The Deluded (But Enthusiastic) Rower
This exercise is somehow the same with Seated Push-ups. While sitting on your chair, push yourself away from your desk and lift your legs off the floor – stretching both your arms and legs.
Just imagine yourself rowing a boat by pulling both fists into your chest while bending your arms at your elbow. And at the same time, bring your legs back to normal resting position. Repeat this for 15 times.
- The Grumpy Teenager
While sitting on your chair, lift your shoulders to your ears and drop them down in a shrug. Turn your head to your left and repeat the shrug. Then do it again with your head facing right. You can repeat this rotation 10 times.