Sitting for a long time, even with excellent posture, will leave you feeling stiff. The monotony of a long day at the office can be broken by a conscientious effort at stretching and periodic movement. Make it your routine at the top of the hour: set an alarm or put a sticky note on the edge of your screen. Do whatever it takes to remind yourself to get out of the chair.
Take a walk and grab some water and shake out your arms. Once you are back at the desk, you can use these stretches to reinvigorate your muscles and mind:
If your boss says anything, you can tell him that a quick stretch resets the body and relieves tension, which makes all the systems in your body work better, including the brain. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we are concerned with the amount of tension that accumulates in a working day. If these stretches present a problem, or you feel like your range of motion is limited, give our office in Milpitas a call at (408) 263-8025.
Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.