Stretching Exercises for the Office

Sitting at a desk all day can cause your body to feel a few aches and pains over time. Follow these 5 exercises to alleviate any pain and get your body back to its old self.

Exercise #1 – Shoulders: Rotate your shoulder/arm for 3-5 seconds 3x or more. If the pain still persists then stop and continue later.

Exercise #2 – Neck: Using your hands, massage your neck starting at the top of your spine, or just beneath your head. Do this for 5-10 seconds repeating 3x.

Exercise #3 – Head turn: This one is great for neck sufferers and is really easy. Start facing left and turn your head slowly to the right as far as it will go. Do not over-stretch your neck for comfort and safety. Hold each rotation 5-10 seconds and repeat 3x.

Exercise #4 – Bend: This exercise is great if you sit in an office chair all day and suffer from postural problems or aches and pains. Stand up with plenty of space around you and raise your arm (left or right) in the ballerina pose and with your other hand on your hip stretch your upper body to the left and then to the right. Do this for 5-10 seconds and repeat 10x.

Exercise #5 – Leg stretches: Sitting comfortably on your chair, with your upper body straight, raise your legs one at a time to waist level. Repeat 10x for 5-10 seconds.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these simple stretching exercises for the office. For more information visit the Physio 4 Life website.

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