When I mentioned ‘Secretary Butt’ to LiLu on GChat yesterday, I was surprised to find out she hadn’t heard of it. I thought of the best way to explain it and this is what I came up with:
“Like a goldfish that grows to the size of its bowl, it’s when your butt grows to the size of your chair.”
This is a common term that’s been used in my house since I started working in offices 7 years ago.
“Now don’t you get secretary butt” my parents tell me.
It’s an epidemic and it’s more common than we might think. The problem with office work and being in a society where we drive and/or take the metro everywhere is that we are sitting more than we are moving. Before you know it, your butt is so big, you can set a glass on it.
We don’t want that now, do we?
I try to be very careful, especially with my already genetically big butt and it’s always been a concern for me.
Some glutes exercies that I picked up:
Begin in a wide squat. Push off the ball of your right foot and squeeze and contract your entire leg and gluteal (rear end) region. Hold for four seconds. Repeat on the left side.
Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Squeeze your glutes as tightly as you can for four seconds.
hand on it for support, if needed. Lift your right foot toward your rear for a hamstring curl. Hold the contraction for four seconds. Repeat on the left side.
Start with your legs shoulder-width apart. Lift your right leg behind you at a 45-degree angle about six inches off the floor and point your toe. Squeeze your glutes for four seconds. Repeat on the left side.
Since we can’t all quit our jobs, it’s important to make sure we stay on top of our health even when we’re at the office. The exercises above can be done at your desk and only takes about 10 minutes.
What exercise tips do you have that have worked for you? (For your butt especially)
For more tips on exercising while at work, check out this link.
Remember, booty is good. Secretary butt is not.