Sitting at a desk all day doesn’t sound strenuous, but it can cause the body to feel stiff and knots to form. Just like it’s important to stretch after a workout, it’s important to stretch if you’re sitting in the same position for multiple hours a day. It will help get the blood flowing, loosen up the muscles and calm the mind after a long day’s work.
One thing to keep in mind is that an effective stretch should feel like a slight pull but it should never be painful. Pain may lead to an injury. Whether it’s lunchtime, midday or post-work, incorporate these stretches to loosen up your body after a long day of working from home.
Side Tilt – Neck
With your head square looking in front of you, slowly lower your head so the right ear is trying to reach the right shoulder. You should feel a slight stretch in the left side of your neck. Hold for 15-20 seconds, taking slow and deep breaths before slowly lifting your head back up straight. Repeat the same motion on the left side for 15-20 seconds. Repeat on both sides 2-3 times or as needed.