Desk Duty: Quick Stretches for Work!

Do you  spend your days sitting behind a desk? Do you find tension building up through your wrists, shoulders, neck, and hips throughout the day?

We’ve got your back! Check out these two quick stretch breaks you can try out at your desk or at the water cooler:


Seated Stretch Break – perform 6-8 of each movement:

  • Wrist circles (both directions)
  • Forearm circles (both directions)
  • “Paint the fence”
  • Infinity signs – lead with index finger, then with pinky
  • Shoulder rolls – forward, up, back, down (then reverse)
  • T-Reach with rotations
  • External rotations into reach up
  • Head nods, tilts, and turns
  • Chin tucks (give yourself a double chin)




Standing Stretch Break – perform 6-8 of each movement:

  • Standing spinal rolls
  • Single leg hinge
  • Tall lunge (tuck hips to stretch hip flexors)
  • Side lunges
  • Windmill (toes point to 11 o’clock or 1 o’clock)
  • Standing thoracic rotation with shoulder circle (keep hips pointed forward)

Let us know if you give these a try!


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