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7 exercises and stretches that you should do in the office to feel better

The modern workforce makes thousands of people spend many hours of the day sitting in front of their computer without exercising their body....

The modern workforce makes thousands of people spend many hours of the day sitting in front of their computer without exercising their body.

While this position is comfortable for some, it is shown that maintaining it for a long time is detrimental to metabolic, joint and muscle health.

The problem is compounded by the fact that some end up tired of their workdays and do not have enough time to exercise.

Taking into account the risks that this entails, several plans of “work gymnastics” have been designed  with which it is invited to activate the body from the workplace.

Although it is not a question of moving a complete gym to the office, it is a very interesting practice to relieve muscle tension, stress and other reactions related to physical inactivity.

The movements that are proposed are very easy to do , do not take much time and can be done even in confined spaces.

Next we want to share the 7 best so you start to spend a few minutes a day.

Put them into practice!

1. Stretching of the back

7 exercises and stretches that you should do in the office to feel better

The back, especially the lower back, is one of the parts of the body that is most affected  at the muscular level after being seated for several hours in a row.

The spinal column suffers and there is an uncomfortable tension that can interrupt the activities of the day.

This simple stretching activity promotes relaxation and increases blood flow for proper oxygenation of muscles.

How to do it?

  • Sit with your back straight and stretch your legs as much as possible, keeping your feet on the ground.
  • As you stretch, tighten your buttocks, extend your abdomen, and raise your hands toward the ceiling.

2. Elevation of legs

Among the many ways to stretch your legs there is one that we can do with the support of the office desk.

This relieves tension in the lower body and promotes blood flow to prevent inflammation and varicose veins.

How to do it?

  • Lift your right leg first, until it rubs against the desk surface.
  • Lower it slowly and raise your left leg.
  • Repeat the movement alternately to complete 10 with each leg.

3. Neck movements

7 exercises and stretches that you should do in the office to feel better

Poor posture or subjection to the same position for several hours causes the neck muscles to resent and cause pain.

With an adequate stretch every two hours you can avoid this problem and calm the feeling of tiredness.

How to do it?

  • Stretch your neck up and down as much as possible.
  • Return to the starting position and do it from left to right.
  • Repeat five times.

4. Shoulder Relaxation

A brief movement of the shoulders lessens the feeling of tension that is caused by stress.

How to do it?

  • Take a breath, lift your shoulders up and then lower them exhaling.

5. Stretching of the musculature of the wrists

7 exercises and stretches that you should do in the office to feel better

The wrists are exposed to tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome by the position they are subjected to using the computer.

In order to reduce risk and reduce ailments you can do a simple exercise to stretch your muscles.

How to do it?

  • Bring the palms together with your fingers facing up and raise your elbows keeping the same position.
  • Then, unchanged, bring your fingers forward.

6. Wrist and Forearm Stretch

With this activity you will not only relax the tension in the wrist, but also in the forearms.

How to do it?

  • He raises one arm, elbow extended forward and fingers facing down.
  • With the other hand pull your fingers back and relax.
  • Repeat the stretch with the other arm.

7. Stretching of the gluteal musculature

7 exercises and stretches that you should do in the office to feel better

For obvious reasons, sitting in the office involves discomfort in the muscles of the buttocks.

These can be relaxed by just standing and walking, but we can also stretch them to keep them strong.

How to do it?

  • Sitting in the chair, cross one leg over the other, so that one of the feet is equal to the opposite twin.
  • With the arm on the opposite side, push the knee in the opposite direction and rest.
  • Repeat with the other leg, a total of five times per side.

As you have just noted, you do not need to adopt an intense workout routine to bring benefits to your body at work.

Try to do it every day and check that they are excellent for keeping the body relaxed and free from ailments.

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