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    07-18-2012, 04:25 PM
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Weanling
Keeping fit for riding when you have a desk job?

I am at my desk for 10 hours a day Monday-Friday. I try to get up and stretch and walk around my little area but I always feel stiff and old (I'm only 23!). I feel like it's affecting my riding. I used to have amazing balance/form/muscle but ever since I got a sit down job it all went away I try to eat healthy and exercise and try to have good posture at the computer. Does anyone have and good stretching or exercises to help with stiffness from sitting all day? Or any other advice?
     
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    07-18-2012, 06:03 PM
  #2
Weanling
I feel you--I've been in desk jobs for six years now, and it's taken a big toll on my health.

I just make time for exercise, in all honesty. I try to run several times a week, do strength training when I can, and ride as much as possible.

At my desk, I stretch my back my sitting on the edge of my chair and stretching down to touch the floor. I also slouch all the way down in my chair and relax my back--it helps pop my very low back/sacrum area. And take a lot of short breaks to stretch or walk around.
     
    07-18-2012, 06:59 PM
  #3
Trained
You can get a little set of pedals and put it under your desk and pedal away. Stretching often is good. Walk whenever possible - walk instead of calling, take the steps instead of the elevator, park farther away. If you are allowed breaks, go for a walk.
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    07-22-2012, 09:02 AM
  #4
Foal
I work 12 hour shifts, and still get up at 5am to do p90x EVERY DAY, and I'm taking an online university course/2 horse lessons a week. I'm 19. If I can do it, you can do it!
     
    07-22-2012, 11:05 AM
  #5
Trained
The hardest part about going to the gym is....going to the gym. Get a membership to either an all women's gym or a place that has a women's only section. Whe you go, go there already dressed in your gym clothes. Once you're in the parking lot, you'll feel committed.

Joining a place like Curves or with a lot of classes is great too. It takes all the guesswork out of having to maneuver the machines or coming up with a routine.
     
    07-24-2012, 09:35 PM
  #6
Yearling
Have you tried using an exercise ball for your chair? It engages your core constantly, improves your balance and you can bounce when you want to wake up! Or there is a cushion called a disco-sit, I think. Does similar but not as effective.
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    07-24-2012, 09:49 PM
  #7
Started
Another office worker here - I regularly work 12 hour days in front of a screen (luckily I love what I do). To keep a minimum level of fitness I walk home from work every night - carrying my 4kg laptop and stuff. It's about a 5km walk with hills, so I walk it in about 45 mins. The bus isn't much quicker with the waiting time and all, so it's not an inconvenience. I'd walk to work as well but I'm NOT a morning person lol.
     
    07-25-2012, 12:31 AM
  #8
Weanling
Do you have any stairs you can climb? We are on the 8th floor so I try to climb the stairs a lot instead of taking the elevator.
     

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