Stretching allows you to release tension in overworked muscles while reducing the risk for overcompensation from stronger muscles. What’s more, stretching helps to reset length tension relationships between working muscles. This means that muscles will be at their correct length without tightness and you’ll notice the benefits of this in your day-to-day life.

Standing Desk Hamstring Stretch

Place the left leg on top of your standing desk’s chair or stool. If balancing becomes too difficult, stand to the side of the desk and place one hand on the desktop while stretching. Grab the toes with both hands. Lean forward at the hips. Hold this stretch for 30 second and switch legs.  2 sets of 30 seconds (per leg)

Standing Desk Quadriceps Stretch

Hold the standing desk with the right hand for balance. Bend your quadriceps behind you and grab it with the left hand. Pull your left foot to your rear and hold for 30 seconds Switch legs 2 sets of 30 seconds (per leg)

Standing Desk Back Stretch

Place both hands on top of the standing desk Bring your feet together Bend at the hips and lower the upper body between your arms Keep your hands on the desk Hold this stretch for 30 seconds 2 sets of 30 seconds

Standing Desk Chest Stretch

Stand facing away from the standing desk. Bring your hands behind you and place them on top of the chair. Stand up straight and raise your chest into the air and Hold this stretch for 30 seconds. 2 sets of 30 seconds

Seated Chai Hip Stretch

Sit at your desk chair with your feet flat on the ground. Remember to sit up straight.
Take your right foot and rest it on your left knee. Lift the upper body and sit up as tall as possible. Lightly hinge your hips forward. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds. 2 sets of 30 seconds

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