Sitting at a desk all day is hard on your body and you can develop tension in your body from poor posture. If you find yourself sitting in the same spot all day, incorporate these five stretches into your daily routine.
Seated Forward Fold
Get a good full-body stretch by sitting on the ground with both legs straight in front of you and your feet flexed. Reach your arms straight up and lean forward towards your toes. Can you reach your hands to your toes?
Typing away on the keyboard all day can make your shoulders, chest muscles, and back ache and child’s pose will give you the stretch you need at the end of the day. Get on your knees and sit your hips back towards your heels while pushing your hands forward as far as possible and your palms on the floor.
It’s not just your upper body that tenses up during a long work day, after sitting for hours, your legs also need a boost. Start by stepping one foot forward and bending that knee. Extend your other leg backward, while trying to keep it as straight as possible and still touching the floor.
The butterfly stretch relieves hip and lower back pain and it’s simple to do. All you need to do is sit on the floor and bring the soles of your feet together in front of you. Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders relaxed. If you want to make it more difficult, fold forward and let your head touch your knees.