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6 Best Stretching Exercises at Office

Are you bound to your desk for most of the day? Walking from your house to the car and then from the car to your office, is it the only exercise you get? Sitting down all day does nothing for your fitness and you’re stressed up, your back aches, and your muscles are getting stiffer every minute. All you need to do is to exercise your body, building strength tone and flexibility without leaving your office.

6 easy exercises that you can do without even leaving your office:

1. Back Stretch

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Doing side bends, you can give your back a much needed stretch. Sit straight up at the edge of your chair, stretch your arms above your head, and interlace the fingers. Lean to one side and hold the position, then rotate to the other side and hold the position. Repeat this process for a few times for a good stretch.

2. Upper Back

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Sit straight up and bring one arm across your body. Your elbow should be loose. With the other arm, hold between shoulder and elbow. Pull the arm across your body and hold. Repeat a few times with both arms for a good stretch.

3. Neck Stretch

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Tilt your head forward to stretch the back of the neck. Hold it for a few seconds and repeat this a few times for a good stretch. After that, sit straight up, turn your head in one direction and hold it for a few seconds and then the other direction.

4. Leg Pull

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For this, stand facing your desk and you can use your desk for balance. Bend one leg and pull up on the leg from a little above the ankle. Pull up towards the buttocks until you feel a good stretch, and hold for a few seconds. Repeat a few times on each leg.

5. Thighs & Hips

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Use your desk for balance again. This time, keep your leg straight and stretch it out behind you. Slowly raise your leg up and lower; repeat this a few times on both legs.

6. Stairs

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If your office is in a building with some stairs, you can also climb stairs during a break. Climbing stairs gets you physically away from the desk and can help clear your mind as well as get your heart rate going.
Well, doing these simple and easy-to-do exercises while sitting at your desk can protect you from a number of health diseases. Sometimes the best way to have energy to get through the day is to give your body a little work of its own.

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