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Broward Health News

Wednesday Sep. 05, 2018
Stretch at Your Desk

A desk job can be hard on your body. Sitting for long stretches of time can lead to muscle tension and stiffness, straining your neck, arms, wrists, hands, back and legs.

Jody Alu, Broward Health's stretching coach, personal trainer and fitness instructor, shares a few exercises you can do right at your desk to help relieve tension and pain.

NECK STRETCHES

1.) Sit upright at front edge of chair, legs together, feet flat on floor, chin level with the floor.
2.) Slowly turn head right, hold for 2 seconds, return to center and turn to left, hold for 2 seconds. Repeat in slow turns four times.

UPPER BODY STRETCHES

1.) With hands in lap, slowly roll shoulders back 4 times. 
2.) Then alternate rolling shoulders back (8x, 4 per side). 
3.) Repeat with both shoulders 4 times.

LOWER BODY STRETCHES

1.) With feet flat on floor (sitting or standing with support), raise heels off floor, then raise toes off floor. 
2.) Go back and forth 10 times. 

 
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