5 Quick Office Exercises

Wall Push-ups

Forget expensive exercise equipment and fussy props. A wall is all you need for this exercise. Doing a push-up against the wall is not as hard as a regular push-up, but it still gives your biceps, triceps and pectorals a little workout. Contracting your abdominals and back muscles during the exercise helps strengthen your core muscles.

To make the push-ups harder, move your feet farther away from the wall, or do them on the edge of your desk.

  1. Stand facing the wall, feet shoulder-width apart and about one foot (0.3 meter) from the wall.
  2. Place your palms on the wall at about shoulder height.
  3. Keeping your legs and back straight, bend your elbows and lean toward the wall as far as possible.
  4. Push yourself away from the wall to the starting position.
  5. Repeat 10 to 20 times.