Ways to Stretch Out at Work

by Padmini Mangunta

Ways to Stretch Out at Work

Being deskbound can tighten up your lower back and leg muscles. Try this move from Nancy Burstein, the president of On-Site Fitness, a New York-based firm that provides workplace wellness programs:

  • Sitting on the edge of a chair, place feet flat on the floor, hip width apart, with hands resting at your sides.

  • Extend right leg forward with the heel on the ground and the toes pointed up.

  • Inhale as you lengthen your spine. Open your chest.

  • Exhale and lean forward, placing hands on the right thigh. Slowly inhale and exhale for three breaths.

  • Inhale as you return to your starting position.

  • Repeat with left leg.