Fitness at the Desk


Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia



Sitting for too long at a stretch can be hazardous. It has numerous postural and metabolic effects eg., cervical, lower back issues, heightened risk for diabetes, heart disease to name a few. Bloating and constipation are common digestive issues observed in those who are desk bound.

Prolonged use of the computer or mobile phone can cause the Scholar’s neck, cell phone elbow, texter’s pinky, Blackberry thumb and digital eye strain. Try these tips once every 2 hours to boost circulation!
  • Ankle rotations
  • Hip rotations
  • Neck rotations
  • Calf raises
  • Forward bend (bent knee if less flexible)/Lower back stretch
  • Wrist rotations
  • Forearm stretch
  • Trapezius stretch
  • 5 Deep breaths, look away from the screen and focus at an object away.
  • Water breaks; walk for 10 mins after your meal.
Remember even exercising for an hour daily does not offset the deleterious effects of sitting continuously.



Shwetha Bhatia is a registered dietician with the Indian Dietetic Association. She runs her practice under the brand name “Metamorphosis’ in Mumbai. She is also a competitive fitness athlete (IBBF Bronze winner at the State & National Level 2015). She has also set up her own gym and nutrition counselling centre in Goa called Gym & Tonic. She’s also a columnist for the fitness magazine Krunch Today.

  • More articles...

  • Company Details
    Orthofit Inc
    12th Floor, Jain Tower
    17, Mathew Road
    Opera House, Mumbai 400004

    Mon-Fri : 10.30am to 7pm
    Sat: 10.30am to 4pm
    • (+91 22) 6570 1674
    • doctor@orthofit.in
    Testimonials

    Kapil Bhargava - I am under treatment for more than a year for my ankle pain, feeling much better. With insole and proper shoe recommendation, the pain reduced and knee got much strength. Very good service and treatment.
    Read more...