5 Stretches for Busy Bloggers (and anyone else who sits at a computer all day)

Fitness, Fitness - Workouts August 19, 2013

Hey there Busy Blogger, how does your body feel today? Tight? Sore? Stiff? Take a few minutes to run through this stretching routine, and I promise you’ll feel like a new person!

5 Stretches for Busy Bloggers (and anyone else who sits at a computer all day) via InspiredRD.com

From a kneeling position, bring left leg out front with foot flat on the ground. Push body forward through the hips, stretching that right hip flexor. Hold for 30 seconds, then bring right arm straight up, slightly twisting body to the right and leaning to the left to go further into the stretch. Hold for 20 more seconds then repeat process on opposite side.

5 Stretches for Busy Bloggers (and anyone else who sits at a computer all day) via InspiredRD.com

From a seated position, keep left leg out straight and cross right leg over. Twist your body so that your left arm is resting on the outside of your right leg. Hold for 30-60 seconds then repeat on opposite side.

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Standing in a doorway, place hands on either side of the doorway at chest level. Take one step forward and allow the chest to stretch. Hold for 30-60 seconds

5 Stretches for Busy Bloggers (and anyone else who sits at a computer all day) via InspiredRD.com

From a seated position, extend left leg out front and bring right foot towards left thigh. Reach forward with your left arm as far as possible while keeping leg straight. Hold for 30-60 seconds then repeat on opposite leg.

5 Stretches for Busy Bloggers (and anyone else who sits at a computer all day) via InspiredRD.com

From a kneeling position, bring your arms out in front of you, sink your hips back into your heels, and rest your chest on your knees. Sink into the pose and relax all of your muscles. Hold for 30-60 seconds.

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How is your body feeling today?  Do you ever take the time to stretch?

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  • Webby August 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    These sound right up my alley, Alysa. How many times a day should I do them if I’m at my desk from 7:30am-4:30pm?

    • inspiredrd August 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Maybe do them once at lunch and once at the end of the day (although you should be getting up from your chair more often than that).

  • ryan guard August 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I’m busting all of these out after lunch tomorrow at Mission.

    That office chair is destroying my soul! Or at least my lower back.

    • inspiredrd August 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Nice! Maybe you’ll start a trend…