Getting Stretches in at the Office

We hear a lot about stretching but can’t seem to find the time to get it done. It is recommended that people at a desk job take a mini break every hour to move or change positions. We have included a few stretches you can do at your desk area.


The first stretch is called the Director:

Interlace both of your hands behind your head, keeping your elbows pointing forwards. Inhale. Exhale and slowly press your elbows back until your feel a slight stretch in your chest and shoulder area. Hold for ten seconds, continuing to breathe. Make sure and repeat at least 2 times more.

 

 

 


The second Stretch is called the pretzel:

Cross your left leg over your right. Place your right hand on your left knee. Inhale. Exhale and slowly twist to the left, pushing gently with your right hand. Continue the twist, looking over your left shoulder, until you feel a gentle stretch. Hold for fifteen seconds, continuing to breathe. Repeat on the right side.

 

 

 


The Third one is called I Dunno:
Inhale. Exhale and shrug your shoulders up. Hold for five seconds, continuing to breathe. Lower your shoulders and relax. Repeat five times.

These exercises are everyday tips that can prevent discomfort, neck and shoulder pain when you are at the office. If you ever need more help or advice call us. We never mind the questions

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