When working full time in an office, it’s often hard to find the time to exercise, however most of us have a bit of down time between tasks and we can use this time to get in a little bit of activity without having to leave our desk. We have worked with a local yoga expert, to come up with a few stretches to help avoid the ills that can come from sitting at your desk for too long.
These exercises can be done alone, or as part of a bigger sequence. Always remember to breathe smoothly throughout. Always consult a physician before starting any new exercises and if in doubt, go and see a qualified yoga instructor.
Left hand to left hip. Lift right arm overhead. Reach to the left. Repeat on the other side.
Press palms forwards away from you. Breathe into space between shoulder blades. If ok on your shoulders, keep fingers interlaced and lift to arms. Sending palms to the ceiling. Hold for 10 breaths.
Gentle Neck Rolls
Left ear to left shoulder. Right ear to right shoulder. Roll head from side to side. Repeat 10 times.
Gentle Shoulder Rolls
Shrugging shoulders up by ears. Next gently release them down. Repeat 10 times.
If you’d like to talk about Workplace Ergonomics please don’t hesitate to call the team on 0333 666 1666 – we’d be more than happy to help! From sit-stand desking, posture seating, wrist rests and foot rests we’ve got it covered. Don’t forget, healthy employees are happy employees!