We continue to hear the scares about sitting for long periods of time, but a lot of the time there isn’t much we can do about it. One could save up and try to afford a fancy standing desk option or try and create a makeshift one but in the end our bodies are still in need of stretching from long days at the office or in any type of environment.
Stretching can assist in physical pain and tension relief and help clear the mind. Stretching helps correct posture, decrease injury by preparing the muscles before exercising and reduces sore muscles. By stretching sore muscles it increases the blood and nutrients to the tender area providing relief.
For mental clarity, even a short amount of stretching can calm the mind, body and helps recharge yourself. Regular Yoga and Pilates aids in tension relief physically and mentally.
Below are 5 easy and relaxing stretches to incorporate into your everyday regime. These can be done in front of the TV (Netflix & stretch!), in your office or anywhere, so there are no excuses not to try these out!