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6 Easy Stretches To Reduce Pain From Your Office Job

If you work in an office, you're likely already familiar with the soreness and aches from sitting for long periods of time. In fact, over 70 percent of desk workers notice pain a few times a week while sitting at their desks. Many people also experience hand numbness, neck pain, headaches, and back spasms.

Our bodies are meant to move - they aren't meant to stay stationary for an eight hour day! So if you do spend most of your day at a desk, it is important to take short breaks throughout the day to get your body moving and help stretch out your muscles. These are a few of our favorite stretches that can be done at your desk or in your office.

Scapular Retraction

In a seated position, squeeze your shoulder blades together. Keep your shoulders pressed down and away from the ears and hold for 10 seconds.

Repeat 10 times, 3x a day.