7 Standing Desk Stretches to Keep your Workday Active

Working at a desk job and being in a stagnant sitting position for 40+ hours a week can be draining. Our bodies were meant to move and change positions.  At HealthPostures, we believe in sitting less and moving more, which is why we offer a full line of height-adjustable desks, sit-stand desks, desktop converters, and ergonomic sit-stand chairs. Whether you have a standing desk or not, we have a collection of standing stretches that will help add movement to your day.


Standing Stretches

Standing Desk Stretches = HealthPostures desktop converterStanding desks are meant to keep you moving and stretching. They help you to maintain better posture, reduce pain, and avoid other health risks. Here is some quick standing desk stretches that you can do during your workday to feel energized, loosen up sore muscles, and maintain your flexibility.


Standing Quadricep Stretch

While standing, place a hand on your standing desk for balance. Bend your quadricep back toward your buttocks and grab with your other hand. Hold it for 30 seconds and repeat with the other leg.


Standing Neck Stretches

Stand with relaxed shoulders and upper back. With your arms by your sides, gently tilt your head and neck to the left side. If you wish you can increase the stretch by pressing your opposite palm to the floor and use your hand to gently press your head to the side.  Repeat on the right side. You can also tilt your neck to the back and front for additional stretches. Hold each position for 10 seconds.


Simple Standing Side ReachStanding Desk Stretches = HealthPostures desktop converter

While standing, raise your arms overhead. Lower left arm down the side of your leg and with the right arm lean toward the left side with a small bend in your torso. Alternate sides four times and repeat.

Standing Desk Shoulder Blade Stretch

While standing, pull your shoulder blades back, pretending like you are pinching a pencil between your shoulder blades. Clasp your hands behind your back if you wish. Hold for 15 seconds.


Standing Desk Low Back Stretch

Standing about three feet away from your standing desk, bend at your hips, and extend your hands to the top of the desk while extending your back. Let your lower body stretch between your arms. Hold for 30 seconds.


Standing Desk Twist Stretch

While standing at your desk, gently twist your upper body to the left and look over your shoulder.  Position your desk to gently extend the stretch. Repeat in the opposite direction. Repeat four times.


Standing Upper Back Stretch

Clasp your hands in front of you and gently raise them. Gently arch back slightly and pull shoulder blades apart to get a good stretch across your upper back. Stretch 2 sets of 15 seconds.


Give HealthPostures a call at 800-277-1841 or contact us here if you are ready to improve your workday and your health with a standing desk. Our products are sold through local office furniture and ergonomics dealers across the United States, as well as online dealers. We have several different options for home offices, corporate settings, and even medical offices.