Are you stretching

When your job requires long periods of time sitting at a desk, you may begin to experience neck and shoulder stiffness, or even lower back pain. It's important to stand up, walk around, and stretch every hour or so during the day.

Stretch 1: Interlace your fingers, turn palms out, stretch arms straight and up. Drop your head and round your upper back until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds.

Stretch 2: Keeping fingers interlaced, stretch arms above head, with palms out. Hold 30 seconds.

Stretch 3: Interlace your fingers behind your back, raise arms until you feel a stretch. Look up and raise your chest. Hold 30 seconds. Drop head and hold 30 seconds. Look up again and hold 30 seconds.


Remember to never stretch to a point of pain and always take deep, relaxing breaths!