A lot of us know that sitting at a desk all day isn’t the best for you you’re your body. The limited activity makes it really easy to fall out of shape and the stress on our bodies due to sitting all day is no fun at all. Here are some desk exercises to help keep your muscle and relieve pain.
Carpal Tunnel Stretch
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very real possibility with a desk job. Stretching your wrists on your desk a few times a day can help prevent it and keep your carpal tunnels strong.
- Leg Lifts
While sitting in your desk chair, try lifting your legs alternatively for 5 rounds of 10 lifts each. Doing this not only helps build your leg muscles, but can help prevent blood clots that can occur from sitting for long periods.
If you have a few moments alone, you can stand up, face away from your chair, and put your hands on the seat. Then do 10 rounds of squats using your chair as a balance. Doing this a few times a day will also give you an energy boost!
Neck and Spine Stretch
Your neck is bound to hurt after staring at a computer all day. Taking the time to stretch it out can alleviate some of the aching as well as help with headaches and eye strain. Doing a neck stretch once an hour is a good habit to get into. Make sure to hold your stretch at least 15 seconds on each side.
Shoulder and Back Stretch
Along with your neck, your shoulders and back will probably ache. Putting you right hand up behind your right should and bringing your left hand around your side to meet it, then switching sides is a great stretch for alleviating those pains. Make sure to hold the stretch at least 15 seconds on each side.