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Say Namaste To Wellness At The Workplace: Fit Girl India Shows You How

Abhijeet posted on 3rd February

As I look around in our office, I can see everybody slouching in their seats continuing the good work, barring one health-conscious colleague who sits bouncing on a Swiss/yoga ball. This small act of rebellion is enough to joust our interest in workplace wellness.

We teamed up with Ayesha Billimoria; an all India track and field sprinter, marathon runner, captain of the adidas runners community in Mumbai {you may know her Instagram handle, Fit Girl India}, to show us the art of functional movements and achieve mobility in workplace.

Run

MOVE MONTH day 1 starts with a RUN ?? Since all of you'll have had a hectic weekend start with this. The idea is to drop everything you are doing RIGHT NOW and start doing this exercise as soon as you see this video. You can be anywhere, on the road, in your room, at the gym or just waking up from your bed. DO IT.. I tag @nivisamanta to begin the chain with. Don't forget to tag a person when you're doing it. And hashtag #movemonth and me @fitgirl.india so I can see you'll doing it too ??? #mumbai #adidas #adidasrunning #adidaswomen #mumbaidiaries #fitgirl #india #indians #running #runningman #athlete #athletics #athleteculture #instafit #instafitness #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitfam #yoga #fitnessblogger #delhi #bangalore #adidasrunnersIN #whyirunmum #yogainspiration #strength #movemonth

A video posted by Ayesha Billimoria (@fitgirl.india) on Jan 1, 2017 at 3:13am PST

Ok, we agree, it’s a tad bit silly to suddenly start running in the office, but if you’re serious about your health and do not get the chance to jog in the morning, you may have to start with on the spot running.

Stretch

This one’s pretty straight forward and won’t draw much attention as you stretch your neck to either side. Can be easily executed, both while standing and sitting.

Twist

That big client brief is taking more time than you thought and you have been stuck in one posture since morning? Well, try twisting while sitting in your chair.

Lift

This exercise is pretty easy, will not draw any attention from your colleagues, will leave your calf muscles in shape and help you achieve some mobility at office. Seems like a good place to start your work day.

Crunch

Who knew packing abs could be fun and easy? Well, sort of easy but truly fun. As you slouch in your chairs, just join your legs and lift them up to your chest and repeat. You can do a set off 10 sitting-crunches, three times a day. Now, we do not promise 6 packs at the end of the week, but this will lay a foundation on which you can build.

We hope Ayesha inspired you to take workplace wellness seriously, and if you want to check out more amazing workplace routines, click here.

For more insight into running and everyday wellness, join the adidas' runners community in Mumbai on Facebook here and Instagram here. Keep track of all upcoming runners event in your city here.

This story is partnership with adidas.