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If you have a desk job, you know it is easy to spend six or more hours sitting per workday – and yes, your commute counts as sitting time.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a sedentary lifestyle can lead to poor health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and death from those or other causes.
Carving out time for exercise and movement is the best defence against sitting’s negative impacts. While not everyone can squeeze in a midday exercise class, the WHO says any physical activity is better than none.
Walking around the office every 45 minutes to an hour will help decrease strain on your body and benefit your health. Regular stretching is fast, gentle and can also lessen the risks of sitting.
We have compiled several stretches you can do at your desk on a regular basis. Your body will thank you!
Note: None of these stretches should cause you pain. If they do, please stop or don’t go as far. You should feel a stretch but no pain.
Sometimes stretching isn’t enough. Talk to your doctor if you continue to experience physical pain or discomfort while at work.