Moving your body is so important nowadays. And it is not just because you want to lose weight or keep it off. It is so much more than that. Moving your body is about getting rid of the daily stress, is about keeping your body healthy and flexible. Exercising regularly brings so many benefits that should be a top priority in your to do list:

  • Increases concentration
  • Boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglyceridesExercise at Work
  • Stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed
  • Improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance
  • Helps you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep
  • Can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns

What? No time to exercise? No problem at all. With a little creativity, you can take advantage of the few minutes you have between pending deadlines and learn to exercise while you work. Here are a few stretches you can do to start with:

  • Stretch from head to toe, beginning with the neck.
  • Slowly tilt head toward shoulder.
  • Hold for ten seconds.
  • Alternate sides.
  • Next loosen up your shoulders to get rid of the ache, increase flexibility and add strength.
    • Roll both shoulders forward in a circular motion.
    • Roll both shoulders backward in a circular motion.
    • Repeat ten times.
  • Stretch your wrists to get ready for computer work.Stretch arm out with palm down.
    • With other hand, pull fingers down.
    • Hold for three seconds.
    • Then pull up on fingers.
    • Hold for three seconds.
    • Repeat, alternating three times.
  • Relieve the tired and lethargic feeling you get in your legs with ankle and calf stretches.
    • Hold one foot off the floor with your leg straight.
    • Flex your ankle pointing your toes up.
    • Extend you ankle pointing your toes down.
    • Do ten times and repeat with other leg.
    • Next, draw a circle with your toes, moving one foot clockwise and then counter-clockwise.
    • Change feet.

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