If you’re like the majority of office workers, you sit hunched at your desk all day staring at a screen. It’s one of the worst things we can do to our bodies, yet we do it nearly every day. This posture creates tension in the upper back and constricts breathing, putting the entire body out of balance and can leave you feeling drained or lethargic. These stretches can help realign your body and relieve stress in areas that desk workers commonly experience tension.
Finger and Wrist Stretch
Doing these stretches every couple of hours can relieve tension in the fingers, hands, and wrists caused by typing.
Extend the right hand in front of you with the palm facing outward, fingers facing up. Take your left hand and gently pull back on the fingers of the right hand. You’ll feel a gentle stretch in the wrist and forearm. Hold for 5 breaths. Repeat with the left hand.
Extend the arms to the sides and make circles with your wrists a few times, then change direction. Open and close the hands to make fists, repeating 5 to ten times.