Everyone is adjusting to working from home, and you may be dealing with an uncomfortable temporary workspace. This is where doing some exercises can prevent fatigue and improve your mental health. When you are on your break, between projects, or just feeling sore, try some of these easy exercises you can do at work.
Since you spend a good chunk of your day staring at your screen for Zoom meetings and whatnot, incorporate some neck rolls to loosen your neck and shoulder muscles. To do a neck roll, all you have to do is look up and roll your neck in a 180-degree motion for ten seconds.
Oblique and Torso Twists
Sitting down all day can also cause some fatigue in your lower back, which is where oblique and torso twists can help. For oblique twists, make sure you are sitting in your chair and place your hands on your desk. Then, twist your body side to side to stretch it out. Do this 10 to 15 times, back and forth. Torso twists are similar, except you’ll place your hands on your chair’s armrest and hold in the side position for three deep breaths.
Sometimes, in our work lives, we can feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. As such, you should do some shoulder stretches during your time on the clock. Clasp your hands together, put your arms straight up, and take at least two deep breaths.
Another easy exercise you can do at work is a triceps stretch. For this movement, put one arm up in the air, and then bend it at the elbow so you’re patting yourself on the back. With your free hand, grasp and hold your bent arm’s elbow. Hold this for at least two seconds before switching arms.
Sitting around all day can turn your legs into jelly. To prevent this, move your chair to give yourself some extra space, and then stand up. Keep your front and back foot staggered, but plant them both. The last step is to move your body downward, dipping your back knee as close to the ground as possible without it touching. Try to complete ten lunges on each side.