Scientists claim that sitting at a desk all day for work is actually killing us! In fact, experts like Dr. James Levine, Director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and the inventor of the treadmill desk, says that a sedentary lifestyles is worse than smoking!
Many of us have desk jobs where we sit at a computer, answer phones, type, and roll around in our chairs all day long. Luckily, you can perform these five simple yoga postures and stretches at your desk in a few minutes to get your body moving. Remember to make yourself and your health a priority…
1. Scale Pose
The scale pose offers an excellent stretch for your abdominals, shoulders, hips, butt, and legs. It can help wake you up after sitting for the morning—in preparation for an energetic afternoon.
To perform the scale stretch, sit at the edge of your chair, press your hands down on either side of your hips and raise your legs and butt up off the seat. Engage your deep abdominal muscles and keep the tops of your shoulders down; hold for 3 to 5 breaths. Lower and repeat 2 more times.