These are a few simple, very quick exercises you can do throughout your day, right at your desk to reduce muscle tension.
When we sit at a desk all day doing paper work or computer work, we have muscles that contract all day and we need to periodically stop and stretch those muscles to prevent tension.
Now repeat on the other side.
Put your left hand on top of your head and gently pull your head down
toward your left shoulder. Put your right hand
down at your side and lift your right hand so it is like a table and the fingers
are pointing straight out from your right side.
Feel the stretch along the side of your neck.
most of us sit hunched over all day with our chest muscles contracted
and our upper back stretched. We
want to stretch those chest muscles and contract the back.
Stretch your arms out in front of you with your
thumbs touching side by side. Now,
open your arms out to the side and as far back as you can go.
Bring your shoulders down and back.
This is stretching the deltoids, and chest.
- sitting in your chair cross your right leg over your
left leg. Put your left hand on
your right leg and grab the back of your chair with your right hand.
Pull gently and square your shoulders against the chair.
This is going to give you a nice stretch to the lower back.
4. 7 to 1 Stretch.
Sitting in your chair extend your right leg out in front of you.
Reach with the left arm for the ball of your foot and pull .
Bend your leg if you need to. This
stretches the deltoid muscles in your shoulders, the lats,
lower back, hamstring, calf and heel chord.
Now repeat with the left leg
out in front of you. Reach with the right arm for the ball of your foot and
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