VIDEO: Stiff at work? TRY THIS.
FEELING STIFF AT WORK?
Movement for just a minute every hour can make a big difference to your back and shoulder tension! Give these a go and let us know how you feel.
While it isn’t everything, being slumped at your desk for 8 hours straight isn’t going to be that great for your back and neck tension. Try sitting at the edge of your seat, tilting your pelvis forward so that you have a slight arch in the lower back (that’s neutral spine) and reach tall. Adjusting your monitor so that it’s at eye level will help too.
👉 Cat Cow (seated).
Place your hands on your knees for support and begin by touching your chin down to your chest, pushing the spine to the rear. Then open the chest to the sky as you pull your shoulder blades down and back.
👉 Mid Back Opener.
Place your hands behind your head and look up with the chest, aiming to feel your mid back get tight.
👉 Lunge Reach.
In a lunging position (you may need something soft for your knees), keep your glute on as you reach overhead and around, pushing your hip to the side to open up your side.
Give these a go and let us know how you get on! Don't forget to share the love to somebody you work with!
Author: Laurent Pang