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5 Quick Office Exercises

Ab Curls

Having strong abdominal muscles isn't just about looking good at the beach. There's a reason why your abs are referred to as "core" muscles. They're the fulcrum around which your body works. They help you sit up, bend over, lift your legs and twist your body.

At the office, all these functions are crucial. Without them, you couldn't bend over to pick up a paper clip from the floor or twist in your chair to pull a file from the drawer. Most importantly, your abs hold you upright in a sitting position. Without them, you'd have to be strapped into your chair or you'd slump over onto your desk. So take good care of them by doing these ab curls once a day.

  1. Sit up straight in a stable chair without wheels. Contract your abdominal muscles.
  2. Cross your arms over your chest and curl forward.
  3. Hold for 3 seconds.
  4. Repeat 10 to 20 times.