3 Stretches Every Office Worker Should Do Daily

BSitting does a lot of damage to our bodies. It causes neck, shoulder and back tension, lowers our energy level and raises our risk of certain diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. We know how busy you are, so here are three stretches that we recommend you do at your desk on a daily basis, or at least a few times each week. The idea is to keep it simple. Yoga is portable and can be done just about anywhere. As with most things in life, prevention is key.

(1) 3 Breaths with Arms (Standing)

Benefits: Improves posture, increases energy, decreases stress, increases circulation and blood flow to heart and lungs, decreases tension in chest, arms, neck, shoulders and back, reduces fatigue and more.

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(2) Seated Hip Stretch

Benefits: Releases tension in hips, buttocks and legs, increases circulation to lower body, including hips, thighs and buttocks, provides a deep stretch to hips, improves sex drive and fertility (in women) and more.

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(3) Chest Opener

Benefits: Stretches and opens the chest, relieves tension and tightness in the back muscles, stretches the throat, jaw and facial muscles, facilitates deeper breathing, can reduce severity of headaches, relieves overall stress and tension.

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About the Author: Lynn Roberts is a yoga teacher and the owner and CEO of Innergy Corporate Yoga. Innergy’s yoga teachers go into offices all across Canada to teach yoga to stressed out, busy professionals who sit at their desks all day. Got questions? Email Innergy at info@innergycorporateyoga.com.