Stay active throughout the day with these office friendly exercises

In The Know: Fitness is a series of exercise videos hosted by personal trainer, Jeremy Sry, in which he demonstrates step-by-step workouts that are easy to do at home, at the gym and even on the go.

Working a 9-5 desk job can be taxing on your body by promoting a sedentary lifestyle and health complications if you aren't adamant about making sure you're moving around enough throughout the day.

Take a five minute break from work this week, and try these easy and effective exercises you can do right from the comfort of your own desk!

1. Walking knee raises (2 sets of 20 reps)

Starting in a standing position, bring your knee up to hip level. If you're feeling tightness in your lower back, you can grab your knee and hold it.

2. Downward Dog toe taps (2 sets of 10 reps)

Start in a plank position. Do a push-up and go straight into Downward Dog. In this position, bring your hand to the opposite foot. If your hamstrings are feeling tight, you can keep a slight bend in your knees.

3. Hamstring hip raises (2 sets of 10 reps)

Start in a squatted, crouching position. Bringing your fingertips to your toes, raise your hips. With each rep, you should feel your hamstrings lengthening.