When working full time in an office, it’s often hard to find the time to exercise. However, most of us have a bit of downtime between tasks and we can use this time to get in a little bit of activity without having to leave our desk.
We have worked with our yoga expert to come up with a few stretches and desk exercises to help avoid the ills that can come from sitting at your desk for too long.
Press palms forwards away from you. Breathe in. If ok on your shoulders, keep fingers interlaced and lift arms. Send palms to the ceiling. Hold for 10 breaths.
Left hand to left hip. Lift right arm overhead. Reach to the left. Repeat on the other side.
Left ear to left shoulder. Right ear to right shoulder. Roll head from side to side. Repeat 10 times.
GENTLE SHOULDER ROLLS
Shrug shoulders up by your ears. Next, gently release them down. Repeat 10 times.
All this can only take a few minutes, obviously, Ozzy takes a lot longer with so many arms to stretch! Can you suggest any other movements you do at your desk?
If you’re looking at improving your posture at work how about looking at your environment too? Back supports, ergonomic furniture and laptop stands can all help you move out os stress positions and allow a comfortable seated position. For the ultimate shakeup and desk exercises at your desk, you could always try a standing desk too!