10 Stretches You Can Do at Work: Stay Active and Energized Throughout Your Day

10 Stretches You Can Do at Work: Stay Active and Energized Throughout Your Day

Posted On:
March 15, 2024

Welcome back to the Level Wellness, today I am talking about some stretches you can do throughout your workday. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of work, often neglecting our bodies in the process. But fear not, because we're here to introduce you to a simple yet effective solution: stretches you can do anywhere! Whether you spend hours seated at a computer or on your feet, these 10 quick stretches are designed to alleviate tension, improve flexibility, and boost circulation, all without disrupting your workflow. Let's dive in and help you maintain a healthy body and mind amidst the demands of your job.

Hold each stretch for 30 to 60 seconds

Flexing Fingers Up and Down

  • Relax shoulders
  • Extend Arm out straight in front of you
  • Flex fingers up and gently pull back
  • Turn palm towards you and gently pull back 

Overhead Reach and Lean

  • Lift arms above head 
  • Interlace fingers and hold
  • Lean slightly to one side and hold
  • Repeat on other side

Arms Behind Back Stretch

  • Relax your shoulders
  • Place arms behind back 
  • Hold a wrist or interlace fingers 
  • Gently pull shoulder blades back

Trunk Rotation

  • Relax your shoulders
  • Slightly twist your upper body
  • Bring hand to opposite hip and hold
  • Repeat on other side 

Hamstring Stretch 

  • Place a heel either slightly in front of you on floor or stable chair
  • Place opposite hand on chair or wall for stability
  • Slightly lean forward to comfort level

Quad Stretch

  • Place a hand on wall or stable chair
  • Bring heel of opposite leg to glute and hold with hand. 

Neck Rolls

  • Relax your shoulders
  • Drop your chin down towards chest
  • Rotate head back and forth changing direction 

Touch Toes Stretch

  • Relax your shoulders 
  • Lean forward at the waist 
  • Let arms hang down and relax

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