Stretching Exercises at Work
Stretching is a natural activity. It is performed by humans and many other animals. Stretching is a physical exercise in which your muscles are deliberately flexed. Hence, below are a few stretching exercises at work that can be performed without any hassle.
Look up to release upper body
Sit in your chair. Stretch your arms overhead and interlock your fingers.
Turn the palms to the ceiling when you lift your chin up, tilt your head back and also, gaze up at the ceiling.
Thereafter, inhale, exhale and release.
Standing or sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your muscles. To prevent stiffness and pain, try simple office stretches throughout the day. Thus, you can perform these stretches all day to help keep your muscles from feeling sore and tight.
Start by stretching the back of your shoulder.
Place one hand under the elbow.
Lift your elbow and stretch it across your chest. Don’t rotate your body as you stretch.
Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. You’ll feel the tension in the back of your shoulder.
Relax and slowly return to the starting position.
Repeat the stretch with the other arm.
Stand straight up, lace your fingers together and open your palms to the ceiling. Keep your shoulders down as you extend your arms up. To create a full torso stretch, pull your tailbone down and stabilize your torso as you do this. Stretch the muscles on both the front and the back of the torso.
Back of the Legs
If you don’t sit properly you could reduce the ability for the blood to circulate properly. And hence, remaining seated, extend your legs and reach down towards your toes.
This one is for those who spend all day typing! Simply stand up and place your wrists on the desk so they face away from you. Apply pressure until you feel the wrist stretch. Thus, Hold for a few seconds and then follow with some wrist circles.
Eagle Arm Twist
Stay seated and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder level. Cross your right arm over your left, raise your forearms and twist your palms inwards. Furthermore, hold and then repeat with your left arm over your right.