Eight Reasons to Stretch at Your Desk

You probably know that your sedentary desk job is not helping your health, and in fact may be harming it. The most obvious detriment stemming from inactivity and extended sitting is the strain to your muscles leading to stiffness and pain. Fortunately, it’s easy to remedy with short bursts of stretching throughout your day! Stretching not only feels good, it comes with these great long-term benefits:

  1. Keeps Muscles Flexible, Strong, and Healthy
  2. Reduces Fatigue
  3. Reduces Stress
  4. Improves Balance and Posture
  5. Decreases Risk of Repetitive Use Disorders
  6. Decreases Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury
  7. Improves Muscle Coordination
  8. Improves Productivity

If you need a place to start, check out this series of stretches from the Mayo Clinic. Or, print the fun infographic below for a handy reference: