A lot of us have been working from home lately and it’s possible that most of us are sitting on our computers or laptops on the sofa or just at the desk for most of the day. This can be challenging in many aspects especially on the physical side as the body isn’t moving around as much as usual and we’re stuck in one position all day.
The 3 exercises below aim to reduce the stiffness you may be feeling while working from home.
Seated low back stretch
Sit on a chair with your knees spread apart and then bend forward towards the floor and hold for 60 seconds.
Low back rotations
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet planted on the floor. Drop both knees down to the left while keeping you back on the floor. Repeat the other side 10 times on each side.
World’s Greatest Stretch
Step 1) Start in a high plank position. Step your right foot out to the outside of your right hand so you are in a low lunge position.
Step 2) Twist to your right while reaching your right hand towards the ceiling and opening your chest out.
Step 3) Reach down again and bring your right elbow towards the inside of your right foot.
Step 4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 ten times and then re[eat on the left side for another 10 repetitions.
If the work station being used at home needs a bit of tuning then book in with one of our team members for a desk assessment. This will help to give even more comfort while working from home and reduce the chance of stiffness and more complications. For further questions and advice regarding this, don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of our team so we can help you to reach your goals!