Stretches for Desk Based Workers

June 14, 2018

Are you an office based worker sitting behind the desk for long hours during the day? Yep!
Are you an office based worker sitting behind a desk for long hours during the day, with ongoing pain in the neck, shoulders and back? Yep!
Are you an office based worker sitting behind the desk for long hours during the day, wanting to know why your body is experiencing this relentless pain and discomfort? Yep! 

The team at Bodyfit NT has the answer for you….

Sitting for long periods during the day is in fact causing you more harm then good. Whether you are working in a office or sitting in front of the computer for long hours, this is detrimental to your health and well-being, with INCREASED risk of chronic disease and injury.

I am sure we can all recall a time in our life where we have experienced pain in our neck and lower back, suffered headaches after a long day and, most importantly, noticed progressive changes in our posture. But not to worry, specific strengthening and stretching exercises can be added to your daily regime – even when sitting at the desk – to assist in reducing posture related pain and discomfort.

There are many ways in an office setting that you can reduce sedentary time during the day. For example:
–    Take the stairs instead of the elevator
–    Park your car further away from your office building
–    Instead of sending emails to co – workers, walk and see them
–    Encourage active meetings with colleagues- a stretching routine!
–    Spend your lunch walking outdoors– great for the MIND and the BODY!

To assist you on your journey to being pain-free, the team at Bodyfit NT have put together 5 beneficial stretching exercises to assist desk based workers aimed to prevent and manage pain, reduce associated risk of injury and improve short and long term health and well being.

If you would like to learn more about desk based exercises for your long term health and wellness goals, then give us a call today on 08 8981 2886 and make an appointment to see one of our experienced Exercise Physiologists.

1. Neck Extensor Stretch

Neck Extensor Stretch
2. Seated Rear Deltoid Stretch

Seated Rear Delt. Stretch
3. Seated Thoracic Rotation

Seated Thoracic Rotation
4. Seated Pectoral Stretch

Seated Pec Stretch
Standing Back Extension Stretch

Standing Back Extension