Quick Desk Stretches For The Office
Quick desk stretch routine
Don't let your spine get stiff while sitting at a desk and bring some mobility back into your body. Being stationary for prolonged periods of time is not good for our bodies. When we spend hours sitting at a desk our spine gets compressed and our muscles get tight from holding the same posture.
Break up these long sedentary periods with these stretches:
Lower Back and Side Stretch: Lock one hand down across your body to the outside of your chair. Bring the other arm overhead and reach over for 30 seconds before changing sides.
Mid and Upper Back Stretch: Put your elbows on the desk with your hands behind your neck. Push your hips back so that your chest is aimed towards the floor. Take a deep breath and sink the chest down on your exhales. Repeat several times.
Seated Cat/Cow: Arch your spine, shining your heart to the desk before rounding your spine towards the rear. Throw in some shoulder rotations to loosen them up and repeat for 30 seconds.