It’s no surprise that regular movement, exercise, and stretching contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Sitting most of the day at work can cause stiffness and pain, but research shows that an overly sedentary lifestyle (especially in an office environment) can increase the risk for cardiovascular issues, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and musculoskeletal disorders.1 Fortunately, getting more movement into your workday doesn’t have to be time-consuming or challenging. We’ve compiled 7 stretches you can practice daily - right from your desk!
To help you remember to move during your workday, set a daily alarm to remind you to stretch, block off some time during your lunch hour, or get some movement in between every meeting. As with any new workout routine, start stretching slowly, don’t force any movement, and stop if you feel any pain. As you gain flexibility, you can deepen your stretches to improve your flexibility even more.