Set a timer for every 30 to 60 minutes to get a little movement into your lazy workday.Matt Miller, OrangeTheory Fitness TrainerNice try. Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you have an excuse to skip stretching. Flexing and lengthening your muscles is absolutely imperative to maintaining flexibility, reducing the risk of injury and just keeping your body on the younger side. OrangeTheory Fitness trainer Matt Miller recommends setting a timer for every 30 to 60 minutes to get a little movement into your lazy workday.
Here are 10 simple stretches you can do at your desk or at work to stay limber and refreshed. If you are hesitant to stretch or have any existing injuries, check with your practitioner first.
1. Wrist stretch. Start by placing your hands flat on your desk, with the insides of your wrists facing away from you. Lean forward until you just start to feel the pull, and don’t go any farther. Hold it for about 15 seconds. This move is also a favorite for staving off carpal tunnel syndrome.
2. Wrist circles. Think of these as dynamic stretches that give your wrists a little relief. Holding your arms out in front of you, circle your wrists and hands for 10 seconds. Change directions and repeat