Blog 3/8/2017

Weekly Clinical Service Dose: 3 Simple Stretching Exercises at Your Desk

Here are a few of the many benefits of stretching:

  • Improved circulation
  • Better range of motion of the joints
  • Decreased muscle tension


Stretching exercises at your desk #1 

Shrug your shoulders — to release the neck and shoulders

  • Inhale deeply and shrug your shoulders, lifting them high up to your ears. Hold. Release and drop. Repeat three times.

Stretching exercises at your desk #2 

Loosen the hands with air circles

  • Clench both fists, stretching both hands out in front of you.
  • Make circles in the air, first in one direction, to the count of ten.
  • Then reverse the circles.

Stretching exercises at your desk #3

Shake out the hands. Stretch your back with a “big hug”

  • Hug your body, placing the right hand on your left shoulder and the left hand on your right shoulder.
  • Breathe in and out, releasing the area between your shoulder blades.

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