Here are the Best Office Stretching Exercises to Consider

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The human body was not designed to be still, much less to sit for hours on end. It is logical that after a workday you feel tired and tense hence the need to try out these office stretching exercises.

If you sit for a long time with poor posture, your head and shoulders will move forward, and ultimately your spine will begin to hurt. Poor posture and seating for many hours make us feel the effects, we hurt shoulders, back, elbows, and even the neck.

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As you sit in front of that computer, remember to keep a good posture. In this article, we will tell you some exercises to do in the office. Take a few minutes and do them, you will be amazed at the results.

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Office Exercises

Ideally, you should do these exercises in the office once an hour, this is what is known as break gymnastics. These are basically stretching exercises, that allow you to stretch your muscles and have a good posture. After a few weeks, you will notice the difference, and you will have a good posture.

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Doing Circle-like Movement With Your Head

This is a move that you should do slowly. Sit up straight in your chair, and start circling your head. First, do it from one side and then on the other. The exercise consists of doing five circles for each side.

 Stretching the Side and Back of the Neck

This office exercise consists of tilting your head to one side. With the hand corresponding to that side, you should gently divide the head, stretching the side and back of the neck. For this exercise, do three reps for each side.

Shoulder and Arm Stretch

Place your hand on your opposite elbow, then cross your arm in front of your chest and press. You must do 3 repetitions of this exercise.

Muscle Stretch and Wrist Extensor

Stretch your arm and lower your hand, do three repetitions of this exercise with each of your hands. This is a very good exercise that will help you prevent epicondylitis.

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Muscle and Wrist Flexor Stretch

With this exercise, unlike the previous one, you must stretch the palm of your hand, not the back. Do three repetitions with each of your hands.

Bottom Line

Here are some office stretching exercises you can do in the office. Moreover, these stretches will help you avoid neck and back pain and help maintain good posture.

Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff

Sources: Facilisimo

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