5 Desk Stretches You Must Do If You’re Working From Home

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Desk stretches
Desk stretches

Is sitting on your desk all day causing you physical pain? Working from home might be a dream for most of you but it also has its side-effects. A major one is to be seated all day; with nowhere to go except for the kitchen and bathroom. You can do easy desk stretches and be active at home!

Sitting down on a chair can be a real pain in the ass! Sitting for long hours pressurizes your spine, slumps down your shoulders, and misbalances your sitting posture; causing you to get exhausted quickly.

Here are some easy and effective desk stretches to prevent physical pain and help you to get more productive while working!

1. Arm Hug

Arm hug stretch

Put one arm across your body and place it on the opposite shoulder. Now push the back of your elbow with the other hand to get a deeper stretch. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat 5-10 times each.

2. Triceps Stretch

Triceps stretch

Raise your arm and bend it towards the opposite side of your shoulder. Now use your opposite hand and pull the elbow towards your head. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat 5-10 times each.

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3. Back Stretch

Back stretch

Hold both your hands behind the chair tightly while sitting. Now arch your back and move your chest forward. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat 5-10 times each.

4. Seated Spine Twist

Seated spine twist

Sit crossed-legged on your chair and twist your body toward the leg that is on top. You can use the arm of the chair for a better balance and more flexible twist. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat 5-10 times each.

5. Forward Stretch

Forward stretch

Raise your hands in front up to shoulder-level and lower your head in line with your arms. Press forward and hold this position for 10 seconds. Repeat 5-10 times.