Fitness in 5 Minutes At Your Desk

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of exercise? You might picture gyms full of heavy equipment or maybe you think of running lengthy distances or even swimming laps in a pool.

There’s no doubt that working out is extremely beneficial for our overall health, but the problem most of us face is time and commitment. We might find it too intimidating to go to the gym every day. We might build up the momentum for a week or two, but life gets in the way, and we just don’t have 40-45 minutes every day to work out. The result? We often spend the time we could be exercising sitting in front of a screen.

Health from Microsoft Start has a solution that doesn’t require you to spend hours at the gym. Our Health Hub provides a wide variety of exercises that anyone can do right at their desk. The best part? These exercise sessions typically last less than five minutes.  That means you can easily fit in a workout without leaving your chair.

Have you ever had a long morning of back-to-back meetings? Try this short exercise to relax your mind and gear up for the rest of the day, created by a yoga instructor. Or try this rapid session, created by a physiotherapist, for relaxing your back.  Do you work in front of a computer screen? Discover stretches that can help ease tension in your shoulders, eyes and more – all while you’re sitting down. Many people who spend a lot of time at their desks can experience wrist pain due to incorrect or excessive use of their keyboard as well. Want to reduce wrist tension? Try this short exercise! You can discover stretches that can help ease tension in your shoulders, eyes and more. Most importantly, you can do these exercises right at your seat.

Workout sessions available on Microsoft Start Health Hub

Extended sitting in front of computer screens can lead to some or all of the following:

  • Heaviness in our head, which ultimately leads to stress
  • Strain in the eyes
  • Aches (back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, etc.) in the body due to incorrect posture

If left unchecked, these can lead to painful chronic issues. Fortunately, the five-minute exercises on the Health Hub can help prevent these pain points from persisting into larger health issues.

Discover the exercises that best meet your needs at the Health Hub, along with the latest health news, wellness information and nutrition plans. These workouts and mindfulness sessions have been created exclusively for Health from Microsoft Start.

Sometimes, the most important step in building a positive new habit is just to take action. Health from Microsoft Start is here to kickstart your healthy lifestyle journey.