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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.