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Getting Your “Fit On” Incognito At Your Desk – Stretches

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Stretches

Lets face it, everyone has to sit at a desk from time to time. Some more than others. Being behind a desk isn’t as restricting as you think. Here are some great stretches you can do behind a desk to get your muscles stretched and ready for some exercise later.

Neck Stretches

  • Slowly tilt your head toward your shoulder and hold for 10 seconds. Alternate sides.
  • Slowly bring your neck to your chest and hold for 10 seconds.
  • Slowly tilt your neck back and hold for 10 seconds.

Wrist Stretching

  • Extend your arm with your palm down.
  • With your other hand, pull your fingers down.
  • Hold for 3-5 seconds
  • Palm up and with other hand pull your fingers up.
  • Hold for 3-5 seconds
  • Switch sides for a total of 3 times on each side.

Shoulder Stretches

  • Roll both shoulders forward in a circular motion.
  • Roll both shoulders backward in a circular motion.
  • Repeat about ten times

Leg/Ankle/Calf Stretches

  • Hold one leg off the ground with it straight out.
  • Flex your ankle pointing your toes up.
  • Extend your ankle pointing your toes down.
  • Ten times and then switch legs.
  • Then, draw a circle with your toes, first moving clockwise and then counter-clockwise.
  • Switch feet.

These are all simple stretches that you can do while you work at a desk and no one will really know. The best part is they are easy and shouldn’t distract you from you task at hand.

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