These aches and pains can make us more uncomfortable and less productive. *People in the UK took a massive 30 million days off work last year because of muscle and bone problems.
One solution to try is to make sure you’re stretching often at work. A few stretches a day can make a big difference to your health in the long run.
Why not try some of these exercises right now!
1.Give your knee a hug
While sitting at your desk, hold on to your shin and pull your knee towards your chest and hold it as close to your chest as you can. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat.
While sitting at your desk, straighten your legs and reach out to touch your toes.
Whilst keeping your back upright, lift your arm over your head and reach towards the opposite side.
Raise both your shoulders towards your ears. Hold for 10 seconds and release.
Whilst at your desk and humming the S Club 7 classic song, interlock your hands and reach for the stars with palms facing the ceiling. Hold for 10 seconds.
Take your left arm and grab your right shoulder. With your right hand, grab your elbow and gently pull it towards your right shoulder. Repeat with opposite arm.
Place one hand on the opposite side of your head. Very gently, pull your head towards your shoulder. Your shoulder does not have to touch your ear. Small movements are good enough.
Fancy trying Pilates to improve your core strength and flexibility?
If you are new to Pilates our Beginner’s Course will take you through the basics, alignment, breathing and centring. Ready to move on to the mixed ability classes to continue your practice. We keep our classes small, so that you have the highest quality teaching and to allow for individual attention. Email me for more information and to come and try and free taster class!
*Source - BUPA