Leading a sedentary lifestyle is almost unavoidable for us in the 21st century. Most people now have jobs that keep them sitting for many hours a day. There are several different health problems that can happen as a result of extended sitting. For instance, a sedentary lifestyle puts you at risk for diseases like obesity, heart disease, and stroke.
There are even more immediate health issues that can come from sitting too much. As an example, you may experience neck and back pain. This is especially common in people who work in offices and look at computer screens all day. Depending on your schedule and how much you move, you might experience stiffness, soreness, or even numbness and tingling.
However, just because you sit throughout the day does not mean you have to live a sedentary life.
The good news is that you can do basic stretches to improve circulation and relax your muscles. These stretches can be performed almost anywhere, including an office. That is good news since it means you won’t be drawing too many odd looks from your coworkers. Here are the best stretches to combat sitting fatigue!
1. Stretch your neck using a doorway.
2. Work your shoulders by using the wall.
3. Strengthen your hands with stress balls.
4. Work your wrists.
5. Stretch each finger.
6. Stretch out your sore hips.
7. Get on the floor for a better stretch.
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