If you work in an office, the chances are you’re spending a minimum of 40 hours a week sitting down.
Think about it; You might drive to work, sit at your desk for at least 6 hours, drive home, and sit down to watch TV or read a book.
Regardless of how overlooked are the health risks, they are real and very serious. So next time you go back home after a tough working day try these 3 stretches. They’re simple, quick and they’ll give you great health benefits.
1. Knee tuck
Lay on the floor, on your back, with your legs extended and your arms by your sides. This will be your starting position. Lift both your knees in towards your chest and take hold of them with your hands (allow your knee to bend). Gently pull your knees in towards your chest so that your glutes and lower back can feel a stretch. Hold for 10-20 secs.
Take a seat on the floor with your right leg extended out in front of you with your left leg bent at a 90 degree angle placed over the top of your right leg. Place your right elbow (arm straight) on the outside of your left knee with your left hand on the floor behind you.Rotate your torso anti clockwise. Tip: To emphasise this stretch put pressure through your right elbow into your left knee. Hold for 10-20 secs.
Take a seat on the floor, bend your knees and allow them to extend out wide whilst the soles of your shoes rest flat together. Interlink your fingers around the back of your head and gently pull your head (therefore chin) down towards your chest. This will be your starting position. Curl your abdominals and pull down gently with your hands so that your elbows are placed against your knees, emphasising the stretch through your groin. Hold this position for 10-20 secs.
All the best,