Best Stretching Exercises for Office Workers

Best Stretching Exercises for Office Workers

Sitting for long periods of time can leave desk workers with achy muscles. Experts recommend taking a stretch break every 20-30 minutes. Let’s take a look at some of best stretching exercise for office workers.

FINGER STRETCHES

  • Separate and straighten your fingers until you feel a stretch
  • Keep your hand in alignment with your wrist the whole time
  • Hold for 10 seconds.
  • Then, with your hands in the same position, bend the knuckles
  • Hold for 10 seconds.

WRIST STRETCH

  • Grasp one hand slowly pull back your fingers
  • Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Then gently press the back of the hand. The stretching hand should be down with the palm facing you
  • Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Repeat with the other hand

BACK OF NECK STRETCH

  • Lower your chin to your chest.
  • For an added stretch place your hands on the back of your head and very gently press down on your head so you feel more of a stretch through the back of the neck.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.

SIDE NECK STRETCH

  • Turn your head to one side while keeping your shoulders straight
  • Keep your chin parallel with the floor.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Turn your head to the other side and repeat.

ELBOWS-OUT CHEST STRETCH

  • Place your hands behind your head.
  • Squeeze your shoulder blades back and down as you bring your elbows back as far as possible.
  • Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.

SHOULDER SHRUG

  • Bring your shoulders up toward your ears
  • Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Roll your shoulders back and down Repeat 5 to 10 times

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