As we return to the office after months of working from home, it is essential to continue the recovery practices that were implemented to your daily routine. At the office, you don’t have the luxury of walking your dog in between calls or laying in bed to do your work. Stretching and remembering not to hunch over when sitting at a desk all day  should be a common practice in the office. Whether you’re recovering from injury or are someone who spends a majority of their day sitting at a desk, doing these stretches periodically can make your day a little more comfortable.

Sitting at a desk for too long can cause prolonged risks of injury. If already recovering from an injury, sitting too long can decrease chances of recovery and can slow down the recovery process. Common risk factors include: over slouching, static positioning, and poor posture.

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In order to continue the recovery process at work, here are a few stretches you can do, even at your desk.

  1. Neck
  2. Core
  3. Arms/Shoulders
  4. Legs

You can also rearrange your workspace to improve posture and mobility while working. One way to do this is by using an adjustable standing desk. An adjustable standing desk gives you the opportunity to stand up or sit down throughout your day. You could also use a ball chair to help increase core strength. By building core muscles, you can improve posture. Lastly, keep your computer monitor at eye level. Doing this will help you keep your back straight instead of slouching over to see your screen. A straight back is important for good posture.

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