5 stretching exercises you can do at work
Place the palms of your hands on the back of your lower head and as you squeeze your shoulders together, push back your elbows as far as possible until you feel the stretch. Hold this for 10 seconds or so before releasing.
Turning your head
Focusing on a computer screen all day can put great pressure on your neck. To counteract this, try turning your head to one side but keeping your shoulders straight and holding this position for 20 seconds or so. Repeat this stretch on the other side.
Lower back stretch
It’s not uncommon for workers to experience lower back pain from sitting at a desk all day. Try sitting forward and pulling up one of your knees to your chest by grabbing your thigh. Hold this for 30 seconds before releasing.
To stretch the back of your shoulder, hold your elbow and stretch it across your chest without rotating your body. Hold for around 20 seconds and you should be able to feel the stretch releasing any built-up shoulder tension.
The hands often bear the brunt of the working day, as they are constantly busy typing, writing or organising. Try clenching both fists and stretching your hands out in front of you. Then make 10 circles in the air – first in one direction and then the other, before shaking them out.