I live on the web, so I’m not unfamiliar with all the studies on the “sitting disease.” Nor am I unfamiliar with the the slightly horrifying graphics that show its health hazards—including sore necks, muscle degeneration, and foggy brains. And yet, when it comes to telling myself to step away from my desk and go to the gym, I simply can’t do it.
That’s why I’m excited to have stumbled upon these 17 desk stretches from Officevibe, a company committed to giving organizations the tools they need to become amazing workplaces. These stretches will in no way have the same effect as going to the gym a few times a week, but doing a few every day is much better than sitting hunched over at your desk for hours-long periods. From the “One Arm Hug” to the “Proposal” to the “Ballerina” to the “Knee-Jerk,” there are more than enough stretches to add to your routine.
You know what they say: A few desk stretches a day keeps the doctor (farther) away.
Infographic courtesy of Officevibe. Photo of man stretching courtesy of Shutterstock.
A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author