‘Deskercise’ Routine: Stretches to do at Work

Whether you’re back in the office or WFH, these can easily be done from anywhere 👩‍💻

Work-related injuries aren’t limited to people who work with heavy manufacturing or construction. They can occur in every industry and work environments, including office spaces. Studies have proven that repetitive motion, poor posture, and staying in the same position can cause or worsen musculoskeletal disorders.

Below are some easy exercises anyone can do at the workplace! 

Cervical Retraction

These movements are meant to correct forward head posture. You are retraining deep cervical flexors while maintaining mobility in the cervical spine. This will prevent disc herniation and degeneration.

Lumbar Extension

This exercise Prevents lower back pain. Sitting causes increased rounding of the lumbar spine and increased risk of disc herniations. The extension helps maintain mobility in the spine.

Scapular Retraction

Here we use shoulder blade pinching to correct slouching posture. Bring your shoulder blades together, hold for 5 seconds, and relax.

Wrist Flexors

Do you want to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendinosis of the wrist? All you need to do is hold each stretch for 20 seconds.