Workplace Wellness: The Benefits of Stretching

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Throughout the day whether you’re at home, school or work, chances are you’re spending a lot of time sitting, and you’re not likely prioritizing your posture nonstop. When our focus is in front of us, such as when we’re on a computer or driving a lot, that tends to draw our shoulders, head and neck down and forward. Prolonged time in this position can lead to a lot of strain on the neck and back. One of the best ways to address the resulting aches and pains is to add a simple stretching routine to your day.

It is important to keep moving throughout the day, ideally every 30 minutes or at least every hour. By taking regular stretch breaks you not only increase blood flow throughout your body and improve your posture, but you also boost your productivity and efficiency. There are plenty of stretches you can do while you’re at work or school, including shoulder stretches, neck stretches, back stretches and even leg and hip stretches. Some of my favorite simple moves to do frequently are seated stretches and some are standing stretches. Watch the video below to see some of my favorite ways to keep moving.

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If you are having difficulty incorporating movement into your day because of aches, pains or injury, a physical therapist can work with you to create a customized plan of care to help you identify and address any musculoskeletal deficits while increasing your strength, flexibility and mobility. Your goals matter, we’re here to help you reach them.

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