Easy Stretches to Do at Your Height Adjustable Desk

If you’ve invested in a height-adjustable desk like the HealthPostures Stance Angle Chair, you already know how much better an ergonomic workspace can make you feel. Enhance your well-being even further by trying a few of these simple stretches during your workday. 


Shoulder Rolls

Easy Stretches to Do at Your Height Adjustable DeskAfter a few hours of hunching over a computer, you may feel tension or soreness in your shoulders. Alleviate your discomfort by performing a few shoulder rolls. Move each shoulder in a circle from front to back, then reverse the direction. You should be able to feel the stretch in your trapezius muscle, chest, and back. Try to isolate the muscle by using only your shoulder, rather than throwing your entire chest into the motion. 


Wrist Flex

Excessive typing can cause carpal tunnel syndrome and increase your chances of developing arthritis in your hands. A simple wrist flex stretch can reduce your risk. Hold one hand out in front of you with your palm flexed. Use your other hand to gently push back on your palm. Hold for about 10 seconds and then repeat on the other side. Do a few more reps with each hand. 


Standing Hamstring Stretch

Place one foot about two feet in front of the other and hip-width apart. Gently bend over until you feel the stretch in your hamstring muscle. Be careful to not hunch or slouch over; this can place excessive pressure on your back. If you can’t bend over without back pain, place your hands on your legs for added stability. 


Neck Tilt

Many people tend to hold tension in their necks. For a bit of relief, gently tilt your head to the side until you feel a stretch down the opposite side of your neck. You can also choose to roll your head around but be careful not to stretch to the point of pain. Repeat on the other side. 


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