I’ve been working on a lot of content lately which means being at my laptop a lot more than usual. One thing I’ve noticed is the serious hunch in my shoulders. This causes soreness in my neck and back. I’m reminded, I need to do a quick round of computer stretch exercises, after all, my body need not be sore; it was my brain working the entire time.
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Computer Stretch Exercises
For my career gals and professional women who sit at your desk all day long feeling stiff, uncomfortable at your desk, and hella’ grumpy after work, I’m here to help you with that. Here are three really simple and effective stretches you can do at home after you’ve been sitting at the computer all day and need a stretch.
Computer Stretch Exercises #1: Standing Backbend
Engage your legs and shift weight into your heels. Squeeze those cheeks, mama. Lift your chest up and bend back. Bend your elbows and draw your shoulder blades together. Gaze up.
Computer Stretch Exercise #2: Camel
Stand on your knees (chuck, get your mind out of the gutter!) and bring them hips-width distance apart. Press your hips forward and stack your hips over your knees. Bring your palms to your lower back and point your fingers down. Draw your gaze up and then back.
Computer Stretch Exercise #3: Cobra pose
Bring the tops of your feet down and press all your toenails into the mat. Careful they’re not fresh painted or say good-bye to that polish job, woman. Draw your tailbone back and lift your check forward, then up. Press your hands lightly under your shoulders.
Benefits of Computer Stretch Exercises
All of these stretches and postures are post-computer stretch exercise that lengthen and open the muscles of the chest and abdomen, doing the opposite of what your hunched shoulders during the day while you’re at the computer working. The best thing about Standing Backbend, Camel, and Cobra is that they can be modified (or not) so they can do them at work.
Either way, take these and use them. Your body deserves to feel cared for after working at the computer all day! Let me know how these work for you and if you’d like more posts like these!
The next time you’ve been sitting at your computer for way too long and want to grab that snack or cup of coffee, stretch first. Hold yourself accountable to healthy healing-habits. If you’d like clarity creating goals around habits like these for you, support in accomplishing them and accountability throughout the process, contact me or get straight to business and schedule your complimentary Clarity Session today. Could one conversation could change your and life?