Stretches for the desk warrior

Last post we discussed correct desk ergonomics.  Here we are focusing on static stretches you can do during the day at your desk. They can help you avoid repetitive movement injuries, tension related pain and bad posture.

These six stretches help with the areas that are affected most by sitting at a desk: the spine, neck, hands, forearms, shoulders and hips. 

Make sure you start from an upright, seated position away from your desk with plenty of space. Address each side and breath slowly and deeply.  Go to the point where you feel some resistance but not pain.  Hold for 5-10 seconds.

** Resource:  Stretching Anatomy by Arnold G. Nelson and Jouko Kokkonen**