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.⁠

Give these a go and let us know how you get on! Don’t forget to share the love to help others with stiff backs.

Author: Kirill Volkov

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