Stretching at the office
Many of us sit at a desk all day. If you take small breaks through out the day and add a couple of these stretches there can be huge benefits as to how you feel.
This is where many of us carry a lot of tension.
Tilt your head side to side, then front and back, holding each for 10 seconds. Hang your head forward and roll your neck gently back and forth ten times.
Clench your fists and extend your arms to your sides. Do 10 circles in the air forward and 10 in reverse. Shrug your shoulders to relieve excess tension. Now, point your fingers straight out, and using one hand, pull your fingers gently back towards your body for 10 seconds.Release, and then extend your fingers and pull them down for 10 seconds. This is a known stretch to help avoid carpal tunnel.
Sitting in your chair, twist your torso towards the right using your hands on the armrest to deepen your stretch. Hold for 10-30 seconds and then do the other side. You can also cross your arms in front of your body (holding with one hand and reaching to opposite side with other hand) to stretch your back.
Sitting, extend your legs fully out in front of you. Flex and hold your toes up and down, five times. Standing, grab one foot behind you and hold for 10 seconds. Switch feet and repeat. To stretch your calves, face a wall, put toe on wall with heel on floor and lean slightly against th wall hold for 10-30 seconds and switch feet.
Hopefully this stretching tips will help you feel better through out your day.
1826 Elite Fitness center is also offering a stretching class for strength Saturday mornings at 7:30 – $5 for members $10 for non members