Move your body once every hour

stretching_at_deskHave you ever hunched over your desk in the same position for three hours without realizing it? After you finally snap out of your mental task, your body feels stressed, stiff, and stuck.

Sometimes we get so caught up in what we’re doing—especially at work—that we don’t notice how our bodies feel. Today give your body the attention it deserves. Check in with your body once every hour to move, reset your batteries, and become more mindful and present.

During these check-ins, change your posture. Take notice of where it feels like tension may be rising—maybe your back, shoulders, or neck. Consciously relax these areas of your body and then stretch them, slowly and gently. Don’t bounce or jerk. Hold the stretch for five to 20 seconds. Breathe deeply, slowly, and regularly. Then stand up straight and walk around to loosen up. Your body and mind will thank you for it. Set a timer if you need a reminder to do it.

Article from the StayWell Company, LLC