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Too little physical activity and sitting for too long damages the blood circulation and the oxygen supply of the body. The intervertebral discs are put under above-average strain and unused muscles regress.
All the more important is sufficient movement to compensate. In rural areas, the daily run or a walk in the open air helps. In regions with complete curfews, your own home or garden is your new gym for exercises.
The time saved by not having to commute to work is a perfect window for fitness routines. Thus, a yoga session ensures a healthy start to the day. Classic deadweight exercises such as push-ups or knee bends, but also sit-ups, planking or jumping jacks are perfect for taking a break or after work the perfect counterbalance the constant sitting.
During working hours, even small exercises at the desk can help, from stretching to head, hand, arm and shoulder circles to relaxing back rotations.
Here are some great stretches to do at your desk
Neck rolls are pretty straightforward: tilt your head forward as far as you can (comfortably) and move it around, with the tip of your head doing a full circle around before returning to the starting position. Do 3-5 circles each time.
BACKWARDS/FORWARD SHOULDER ROLLS
Lift your shoulders up as high as you can: just like how you would if you wanted to give someone the biggest shrug in the world. Then, slowly roll your shoulders back and around, pushing them to their maximum position in each direction. Once you’ve done 3-5 circles, change the direction and roll the shoulders forward. Do forward shoulder rolls for 3-5 times.
Join your hands behind your lower back which in turn will open up your chest and shoulders. Without bending your elbows, try bringing your hands up as high as you comfortably can. If you are standing, keep your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your hips forward as you bring your arms up. That would effectively stretch your lower back too!
If you are sitting on a chair, turn your shoulders around and grab the top of the chair with your hands and pull your shoulders around your back as far as you can without moving your hips. Hold this position for five seconds and then return to the starting position. Repeat the other way around.
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