Top benefits of stretching at work:
- Reduces Fatigue. Stretching at work can reduce fatigue by increasing blood supply and nutrients to your muscles.
- Can Prevent Muscle Strain Injuries. Stretching is waking up your muscles to let them know that they will be performing a job. Stretching warms up the muscles by working them gently – just like an athlete. Athletes always stretch out before practices and games to warm up their muscles. Why do they do that? So they perform better.
- Improves Posture. Stretching can improve posture by allowing muscle tissues to realign, thus reducing effort to achieve and maintain good posture. Often these muscles have adapted poorly to effects of gravity and poor postural habits.
- Increases Muscle Coordination and Balance. Stretching also helps opposing muscle groups work in a more coordinated fashion. Give yourself a break and stretch those muscles. Click the image below to enlarge for beneficial stretches you can use when you feel the need to loosen up!
Click on the image below to enlarge for recommended stretching exercises.