Office Fitness Series: Lower body exercises you need to do if you sit all day

Devin Bayer on Lower Body Exercises

Lower body exercises you need to do if you sit all day 

Part 2:  Exercises to prevent blood clots at work

We’ve all had those days where deadlines are pressing, and a work day turns into 8 hours of sitting behind our computers. While we are sitting at our desks, we might not have the extra time to spare to consider our cardiovascular health in these situations.

Besides, when we think about exercising we often get stuck on the thought of training our muscles being the biggest health benefit. But the body is a complex system with many parts working simultaneously from fluid circulation (blood & lymph – for transport) or neuronal communication and activation with the nerves sending signals through our body to our muscles doing the mechanical work. 

When we’re in motion, blood doesn’t just circulate with the heart pumping it through our veins but also through muscle contraction – especially in those parts which are located in quite a distance to the heart like the legs and especially feet/calves. 

In plain words: We might not know that we are at risk of developing a blood clot in our legs when sitting excessively on a regular basis. When blood becomes stagnant, it is at a higher risk for clotting.

How to prevent thrombosis at work?

To prevent thrombosis working those calves (and legs in general) regularly is very important. The feet are the first point of interaction with the ground meaning that it provides the first sensory information the body gets which affects the positioning and engagement of the hip joint throughout the movement.

4 Simple exercises to prevent thrombosis at work

All exercises demonstrated in the videos can be integrate in your (home) office routine easily. 

Tipp: We recommend to train barefoot or in socks as much as possible. It allows our body to have a higher sensory input & feedback, and work better in relation to our evolutionary design.

1. Standing Heel Raises

A stretching exercise to strengthen the calf muscles which work with other powerful muscles around the knee and hip.

A study showed how a 6 month exercise training program improved calf muscle strength and pump function even in patients with deep venous thrombosis; and high levels of physical activity at one month tended to be associated with reduced severity of postthrombotic symptoms during the subsequent 3 months.

2. Foot Activation

Keeping your feet strong and flexible can help reduce foot and ankle pain, reduce muscle soreness, improve your overall foot health, and keep you active. Slow and gentle stretches will improve your flexibility.

3. Standing Toe Lifts

When lifting your toes you work your muscles in the lower leg, especially the tibialis anterior, which is located in the outer surface of the tibia, or shin.  This exercises improves your blood circulation and overall foot health.

4. Squats

The squat is a dynamic strength training exercise that requires several muscles in your upper and lower body to work together simultaneously. Many of these muscles help power you through daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, bending, or carrying heavy loads.

5. Hip Stretch 

All that sitting is robbing our hips of its capabilities and natural range of motion influencing our posture enormously which has effects on our overall performance.

Besides, the hips heavily influence the positioning and ‘stacking’ of our spine, thus working on our lower body will actually help us to get into an up right position more comfortably. 

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This is exactly my kids and myself have been waiting for a long time. Playing together, challenge yourself and others. Have fun, be social and get fit the same time. I ordered one and can’t wait to get it. 😘
Reinhard
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This is absolutely amazing. As a hardcore gamer I definetely want one, I've tried VR before to get my lazy ass up, but It wasn't my thing with all of those weird headaches, but this thing is in another level.
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How to stay fit and healthy at your desk job?

Office Fitness with Devin Bayer

How to stay fit and healthy at your desk job?

Part 1:  Shoulder decompression for a healthy posture

When working within the same ranges of motion for an extended period of time, over-active muscles can tighten, thus making your joints feel stiffer and stiffer with time. The modern work- and especially office environment can excessively involve being stationary.  The smartphone further adds to the heavy toll taken on the alignment of our joints in regards to their natural and movement beneficial positioning. 

Through mobilizing our shoulders and getting our tissues in motion, we get an improved blood flow in the areas we work on as well as neuronal activation which helps to maintain a good posture. 

4 Simple exercises to improve your posture

All exercises demonstrated in the videos can be integrate in your (home) office routine easily. They help to mobilize your shoulder blades and get the parts of our upper body to move better in general. 

1. Shoulder Circles

A simple stretching exercise that primarily targets the shoulder blades.

2. Nerve Glide

This nerve gliding exercise eases your arms and shoulders. It increases your arm, wrist and hand flexibility.

3. Reach Behind Your Back

This exercise improves shoulder extension  and internal rotation.

4. Throw a ball

Incorporating movement into the work day is extremely important. Without continuous movement, the body stiffens up and stops working optimally leaving room for brain fog, discomfort, and injury. Adding movement into the work day promotes blood flow and circulation and activates your muscles. 

By throwing balls you strengthen your shoulders and get your entire body moving. With our interactive gaming systems – which are available for home and office usage – you can easily add in active breaks that spice up your work day and benefit your health.

Expert Tipp: Use both hands to throw the ball to challenge both shoulders and avoid muscular dysbalances.

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This is exactly my kids and myself have been waiting for a long time. Playing together, challenge yourself and others. Have fun, be social and get fit the same time. I ordered one and can’t wait to get it. 😘
Reinhard
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This is absolutely amazing. As a hardcore gamer I definetely want one, I've tried VR before to get my lazy ass up, but It wasn't my thing with all of those weird headaches, but this thing is in another level.
Reza
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New Game Release: Ocean

New Game Release: Ocean

Tickle the good fish, scare away the bad fish. Ocean is a lovely entertainment game for kids with the gentle sound of the deep blue sea, giggling fish and laughing turtles. This game is all about fun for kids from 2 – 8 years, designed for team play to score points together without any competition, just fun and a good mood.

Predatory fish

Protect the small fishes from predators. As soon as the glowing bad fish appear, all the other fish swim away in fear. Hit the bad fish to score more points.

Turtle Time

To activate the turtle time players need to hit the glowing treasure chest. Treasure chests unlock exciting bonuses and make whacky sounds for an exciting gameplay experience.

Balls
All types of balls

Player
2 – 8

Playtime10 min +

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New Game Release: Air Hockey

New Game Release: Air Hockey

Air hockey is a game where two players or teams play against each other. The fast gameplay requires quick reactions to score. Hit the area next to puck with a ball to shoot into the direction of your opponent’s goal. Hit your shots closer to the puck and they are more powerful. The game is over as soon as one player or team scores 10 goals. The breathtaking gameplay will make you move.

Rebound corners

When you hit the corners the puck gets an extra powerfull and unpredictable drift.

Two color modes available

Air Hockey is available in two designs – in black and white.

1 vs 1 or Team Battle

You can play Air Hockey with up to 6 people. The more space on your wall and in front of the system, the better! The size of the projection on your front wall is continuously scalable starting at a with of 2.5 m.

Balls
All types of balls

Player
2 – 6

Playtime
10 min +

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All to play for: Five reasons why the gamification of sports is the future

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Gamification is one of the biggest up and coming trends of the sports industry at the moment. Sport and fitness games are built on the premise of getting fit by having fun. These interactive games require the user to apply full body motion to participate in technology-driven physical activities. The concept behind „Exergaming“ takes the passion for gaming and turns what was once considered a sedentary behavior into a potentially more active and healthy activity.

Physical gaming has the potential to combat modern society’s lack of physical activity 

Maintain a healthy lifestyle and making exercise part of our daily routine isn’t the easiest task in our increasingly digital wold. Exergaming has emerged as a great gateway to achieve more physical activity and bring the benefits of technology enabled sports to younger generations. 

According to the Word Health Organisation children and adolescents around the world are not active enough. Products that successfully capture the interest of youngsters for sports and exercise such as exergaming devices can be a tool to combat this worrisome lack of physical activity.

Five benefits of combining physical activity and digital gameplay

  1. Motivation and Performance: Exergaming boosts training motivation and performance as players are focused on the gameplay while performing spots or fitness workouts.

  2. Train body and brain at the same time: It trains physical and cognitive skills at the same time. This multidimensional stimulation of body and brain is especially valuable for kids’ development.

  3. Social Interaction: Gamification allows for social interaction as multiple players can participate at one time and compete on worldwide leaderboards.

  4. Boost overall well-being: Considering that human life is based on an inseparatable physical-cognitive interplay, combined physical-cognitive training through exergames is a promising approach to boost mental and physical health as well as overall well-being.

  5. The Fun Factor: Exergaming enhances enjoyment of exercise by infusing workouts with the joy of play. 

LYMB.iO unleashes your physical activity using the power of gamification

The interactive home gym LYMB.iO is specially designed to distract you from workout pain by transforming exercise into fun games. Moving targets, fast-paced gameplay and direct audio-visual feedback keep you focused on completing action-packed tasks while taking your workout performance to new heights.

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This is exactly my kids and myself have been waiting for a long time. Playing together, challenge yourself and others. Have fun, be social and get fit the same time. I ordered one and can’t wait to get it. 😘
Reinhard
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This is absolutely amazing. As a hardcore gamer I definetely want one, I've tried VR before to get my lazy ass up, but It wasn't my thing with all of those weird headaches, but this thing is in another level.
Reza
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Educational games for LYMB.iO – the future of homeschooling?

Parents' worst nightmare in 2021? Homeschooling!

But digital education doesn’t have to be boring. Check out our educational games that will boost your kids mental and physical performance (and give you a break) 😁

Kids love to play. It is natural and part of all of us and we are born to learn new things and develop our skills by playing. Even wild animals learn how to hunt by playing. This is the key to longterm success of individual development. To make the mind and body of kids bloom we need to offer kids a fun and exciting approach to discover the world.
Children are naturally active. All we need to do is to trigger it. Solve a math equation, find the perfect match in memory or remember where a specific country is located – all games require and develop cognitive skills. Combination, conclusion, concentration and even tactical skills.

Math Mission

The game is challenging you with basic math equations and boost your physical and mental performance. Fly to the moon through solving mathematical formulas. Playing this game is not only fun and exercise, it is also educational for both young and old.

Memory School Edition

We all know the classic card game Memory, where you turn over cards to find pairs. We transfered this concept into a digital game on LYMB.iO. This version of memory has different categories such as animals, planets and other objects. You can choose whether you want match images, vocabulary or vocabulary and images.

Countries

If you don’t like reading, this game it’s going to take you all over the world without coming out of your place. Start a global journey with your kids and family and find countries on this interactive map. If you don´t find the location after three attempts, you´ll get a hint.

Piano

This game is already launched but also still in development with more content. If you touch the wall or throw a ball at the piano keys LYMB.iO plays a sound. We are working on an advanced version, where LYMB.iO highlight some of the piano keys in order to play popular kid songs.

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LYMB.iO – Successfully funded on Kickstarter

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LYMB.iO surpasses 100 percent funding on Kickstarter

Fun with Balls is turning heads with its mixed reality sports platform LYMB.iO. The interactive exergaming console achieved 114 percent funding on Kickstarter.

New solutions for a fit and active lifestyle have never been more significant than in the current pandemic. While sports clubs suffer from declining memberships and screen times are increasing, LYMB.iO now combines the physical and digital worlds and offers a viable solution to this problem. In the future, sports will hardly be conceivable without digital support.

LYMB.iO has been successfully funded on their Kickstarter campaign and has exceeded their campaign goal of $272,500 by far – with $312,000 raised. The delivery of the first consoles will be mid this year, on schedule, due to secured funding.

“The great interest and success on Kickstarter, as well as the feedback from many experts gives us a lot of tailwind to bring LYMB.iO to market as soon as possible. We combine gamification with sports in a unique way and are currently hitting the zeitgeist.”, explains CEO Markos Kern.

The Future of Sports is Digital

National and international media are already celebrating the new technology as “the digital future of sport“. With LYMB.iO, for example, you shoot a real ball at an interactive wall to compete against a virtual goalkeeper. With the help of a projector, camera and sensors, the system recognizes where you shoot and where you stand.

The new LYMB.iO training system draws on the existing marketplace of various sports game applications and allows external developers to create applications via Unity and the Godot Engine.

Over the past four years, the Munich-based hardware/SAAS startup has already equipped sports venues, retail stores and educational facilities worldwide with MultiBall and interactiveSquash. Now, after months of R&D and the development of its own motion tracking sensors, the company wants to expand its business field to include home fitness.


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Board of Board games? Bring your family together with LIMBIC ACTIVE!

Bored of Board games? Bring your family together with LYMB.iO

If you are rushing to buy yet another board game for your family online, step-back, relax, and opt for a better way to keep your loved ones busy and fit. Gone are the days of classic board games that lead to all too many pointless family feuds and frustrating losses. It is time to not reach for the board when bored. Instead upgrade quality time with your family with a large variety of interactive fun games on LYMB.iO.

LYMB.iO re-invents entertainment and active sports through entertainment-centric games that not only help to keep your mind focused but also engages young and old in active family fun.  Make your kids leave their smartphones behind and bring them on to the field of agility testing, treasure hunts, and off beat games. 

LYMB.iO brings the next level family entertainment to your home and revolutionizes the old-school game night of cards and nerve-wracking boardgames. 

Where instead of moving a few steps from the couch to the floor or the dining table to lose to another game of charades to your siblings (because they somehow get better and better at miming one worded three syllabled movie titles) you get to include everyone thanks to LYMB.iO, and together work on the array of skills you possess that eventually become worth flaunting.

A game of Aloisius for example, will test your agility and planning tactics in a fun bavarian backdrop. If you are an all-time fan of candy crush, then monster match will help you beat your highest score plus tick off your cardio for the day without having to succumb to the yoga mat or dusty weights sitting in the corner of your room.

You could play Ocean with your younger siblings, a game of slots and/or squash with your mum and dad, or the whole family could take part in a game of classic squash invaders. The point is that the single and multiplayer games provide enough entertainment and activity to launch a whole new way of spending time together at home.

 

 

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So, what are you waiting for? Create an entertaining and educational experience for your kids indoors.

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Bring some fun into your kids’ routine with LIMBIC ACTIVE

Bring some fun into your kids’ routine with LYMB.iO

You are probably at a stage where you have almost run out of ways to keep your kids as well as yourself and your spouse entertained and focused. Between juggling cooking and cleaning with working from home and home schooling, it could pose a challenge to find an outlet for children and adults that are staying home all day. Not to mention, finding creative ways to help them feel uplifted with appealing activities.

LYMB.iO takes physically and mentally engaging games to a whole new level. Not only does it merge both to create a fantastic opportunity to keep kids mentally engaged and active, it adds a positive spin to your quarantine experience, especially when it comes to creating the ideal set up of a daily family routine that embeds a brainy and fun workout in their daily routine.

Education games such as math mission, have proven to be a big hit amongst our younger and older users. It has to the potential to support with the occasionally challenging task of homeschooling, through boosting mental and physical performance with math questions answered simply by tossing a ball or using a racket to do so.
The game offers the flexibility of playing one against one, or even team against team, all while flying to the moon with the help of solving mathematical formulas. Since you would also be able to select the difficulty level, this game is not only suitable for all ages, it also improves hand-eye coordination while honing one’s math skills with quick thinking.

Creating a positive experience with exercise and learning for kids is not always a simple task. With LYMB.iO, it makes the motivation part much easier, especially with adults and kids who are usually more skeptical of exercise or new approaches to passing their free time. The approach of coupling physical and mental activity is a very efficient way to keep the kids’ productively engaged and bodily active.

Imagine being able to throw a ball around while learning math (making math ten times cooler than it is), or if you don’t like sitting and reading, imagine a game that takes you all over the world without having to leave your home.

So, what are you waiting for? 

Create an entertaining and educational experience for your kids indoors and find out more on how to order LIMBIC ACTIVE. 

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