Are you spending up to 8 hours in your office chair each day? If the answer is yes, you should know that prolonged sitting places excessive strain on your back, neck and limbs. Leaving you feeling stiff, sore and with a higher risk of injury.
By integrating some simple desk stretches into your daily routine, you can make yourself more comfortable and protect your body from permanent injury that could affect your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons .
Stretching also increases mental alertness, improves circulation, reduces fatigue and lowers stress and anxiety.
Here’s 6 of our favourite stretches to get you started. To reap maximum benefits make sure you breathe easily, don’t bounce, take your time, feel the stretch and know your limits – stretches should never be painful!
In addition to stretching, it’s also important to invest in ergonomic office furniture that promotes the correct posture and provides adequate support. To read more about ergonomic furniture click here.