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Try these quick stretches at work and feel relaxed in less than 10 minutes!
Crouched over your laptop all day and scared of ruining your posture? Feel that tension in your neck because of all the screen exposure? Cranky, if not drowsy from time to time, when at work?
Don’t worry – you are not alone. Almost 86% of the working population spends at least 75% of their day sitting across a screen despite desk jobs being notorious for causing back aches, chronic headaches and an uneven distribution of body fat.
Here are a few stretches that can easily be done at your workstation to improve posture, alleviate tension and enhance overall productivity:
1. Chin Tuck
How to do it? Pull your head back, creating a lovely double chin (but don't worry about that right now) and hold for 8-10 seconds. Do 10 sets of these.
What it does? It will help improve the forward head posture that is so common during desk work.
2. Shoulder blade squeezes
How to do it? Extend your upper back by sticking your chest out and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Hold this for 10 seconds, and release. Do 5 sets of this.
What it does? Reduces the rounded upper back and forward shoulder posture.
3. Neck stretches
How to do it? Relax and let your head hang forward. Roll your neck towards one side and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on other side. Relax again and lift your chin back to starting position. Do 3 sets of these in each direction.
What it does? Relieves tension and strain from the neck by improving mobility.
Do these regularly by taking out just 10 minutes from your day at work and feel the difference in just a week!