Most of us working at a desk job remain inactive for nearly 6 to 8 hours a day. The stress of deadlines and sedentary nature of our modern office desk job takes a toll on our health.
During long hours of inactivity, our muscles adapt to this ‘inactive’ mode resulting in pain.
We thus give you 3 simple office desk exercises.
The Standing ‘Figure-4’ Stretch
- Place your hands on your desk.
- Right ankleplaced above the kneecap of the left knee. (Forming a “4” position).
- Keep the chest upright and face the hips forward. Lean back a little while bending the left knee.
- Place a hand on the inside of the right knee and push gently toward the floor.
- Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
Lateral Lean Stretch
- Stand upright, clasping your fingers behind your head. Be careful not to strain the neck
- Keep both feet on the floor; turn your head as if looking at the left elbow
- Maintain this position and without bending forward lean your body to the right
- Hold this position for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side
The ‘Six o’clock Fingers’ Stretch
- Place your hands on the surface of a desk.
- Rotate your hands to face the fingers to your body (like a “6 o’clock” position).
- Bend forward, bringing the palms toward the surface of the desk.
- Now really slowly make an attempt to straighten the arms at the elbow. Lean back, and stretch your forearm muscles.
- Hold for 30 seconds.