Sitting all day is one of the worst things you can do to your body – it increases the risk for obesity and it can bring about backaches due to bad posture. However, if you are an office worker, sitting is inevitable. But, there are some exercises you can do while sitting in the office that will help you improve your posture and undo the damage of sitting. If you have to be at your desk all day long, here are a few yoga inspired stretches for you.
If you need to give your arms a break from typing, raise them above your head and clasp them together facing upward.
Lean to your left and hold that position for about 30 second and then repeat on the other side.
To alleviate some of the back tension and maintain good posture, place your left hand on the back of the chair, sit up straight and twist your body to the left.
To stretch your hip flexors, sit at the edge of the chair and position your torso to the left. Extend your right leg backwards while keeping your knee straight and make sure to sit up straight.
Another great exercise for your back and hip flexors is to place one foot on the opposite knee while keeping it at a 90 degre angle. Lean forward, hold for about 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.