Does your body ache by the end of the day?
Are you in so much pain by the end of your working week?
When you are working in an environment that involves spending a lot of time sitting or standing in the one position, making time to stretch is vital. These 3 simple stretches will help to ease tight, achey and sore muscles. When done regularly, the benefits are amazing. These aches and pains can make us more uncomfortable and less productive. Not to mention contributing to the cause of many work related common complaints like migraine, eyestrain and back ache. People in the UK took a massive 30 million days off work last year because of muscle and bone problems. That’s a pretty scary statistic. Especially when we spend a huge amount of our lifetime working.
1 Raise your arm and bend it so that your hand reaches toward the opposite side.
2 Use your other hand and pull the elbow toward your head.
3 Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
4 Repeat on the other side.
Upper Body Arm Stretch
1 Clasp hands together above the head with palms facing outward.
2 Push your arms up, stretching upward.
3 Hold the pose for 10 to 30 seconds.
Upper Trap Stretch
1 Gently pull your head toward each shoulder until a light stretch is felt.
2 Hold the pose for 10 to 15 seconds.
3 Alternate once on each side.
So what are you waiting for? Get stretching today!