This posture takes a tremendous toll on our bodies leading to joint pain, muscular tension, reduced blood flow, locked joints, headaches and much more!!
In the pictures I have shown you 4 stretches you can do daily to help relieve some of the common tension points!
Image 1 – stretching the wrists. We are typing away and unbeknown to us is the tension building up in our wrists. Stand up from your desk and stretch the front of your wrists. Hold for 10-15 secs x 3 sets
Image 2 – finger stretching. Our poor fingers don’t have a chance to rest. Stretch them out by pushing your fingers together and drawing your palms away. Hold for 10-15 secs x 3 sets
Image 3 – shoulder extension. Desk posture is often exhibited as shoulders coming forwards and being hunched up. Interlock your fingers and draw your hands up behind you causing a stretch in your chest and shoulders. Hold for 10-15 secs x 3 sets
Image 4 – wall angels – we all like making snow angels in the snow – why not try this exercise. Start with elbows bent to 90 degrees – then keeping your hands and back against the wall stretch up. This will stretch your shoulders out. Repeat for 5 reps x 3 sets.
This routine will take you less than 10 minutes. 10 minutes out of your day or desk related problems for the rest of your working life? 😊
Tag someone who works at their computer a lot and could do with some stretches to break up their day!