Prolonged sitting can lead to imbalances of strength and flexibility in your neck, shoulders, back and hip joints. Fortunately, you do not have to work out to counteract these effects. Recent research suggests that getting up from your desk for just 1-2 minutes each hour to walk and/or stretch can reduce symptoms of back and neck pain and reduce the biomarkers for chronic diseases. Bottom line- the more you move, the better you’ll feel at work.
Departmental Stretch Breaks- schedule a 30-minute Desktop Yoga stretch break for your office. A member of the HealthyU staff will share highlights about the importance of stretching, lead your group through a 20-minute series of stretches to relaxing music, and answer any questions you may have. A 3-page stretching handout is provided. Cost: FREE