For those of us who work a desk job, the negative effects a sedentary lifestyle has on our health is common knowledge.
We’re told to move more, which is easier said than done when you’ve got back to back meetings booked. And while we make an effort to head to the gym outside of work, after a long day, this can be the last thing we want to do.
But it really is important to move during the day. So, we’ve got some simple, tension-releasing movements you can do at your desk, without disturbing your colleagues.
On your chair, sit up straight and tall. Inhale, letting your torso expand with air, like a balloon. As you exhale, concentrate on pulling your stomach in towards your spine. Repeat for five breaths.
Oblique (chair) twist
On your swivel chair, sit towards the front. Sit up straight and place your hands, palms down on the desk. Squeeze your knees together and ever-so-slightly lift your feet...