Being seated at a desk all day, every day can play havoc with your hips. Being consistently placed in a shortened position at the hips can cause essential muscles to become weak and tighten up. For this reason, it is vital to change up your body position at your desk and regularly move around the office. Today, we are going to show you some great ways to change your seating position to prevent the onset of stiff hips.
These days you don’t need to spend $5000 on a state of the art desk that moves up and down. Now there are great solutions like the Varidesk which cost around $250 and are a great way for you to get out of the seat. Your body can burn more calories whilst standing and also maintaining a more natural position… so why not stand?
Go to Kmart now and invest in $15 in a fitball. Fitballs are another great tool for mixing up your seating position at work because they challenge your core, hips and legs whilst sitting. Plus they are extremely fun to bounce on. Do yourself a favour and buy one, you will be the envy of the office.
I know kneeling doesn’t sound like a great position to be in, but you can make it easier on the knees with a yoga block or two. Move off your seat and head down onto one knee and hold this position from 2 to 5 minutes, then swap. Try for this positions once or twice a day and your hips will be loving you for the new position. If you are finding this new position hard on your knees you can head over to Kmart and pick up a Yoga Block for $3. Bargain!
Get Away From Your Desk
Priceless… Just remember to get up and move around the office. The best way to keep your hips mobile is to stay mobile yourself. So move at regular intervals during your work day.