Taking care of your body in the workplace, “Microbreaks” (Part 2)

Office Chair Stretch

Office Chair Stretch

Lean back in your chair and stretch your arms up and your legs out. Wiggle your fingers and toes.

Then do circles with your ankles and wrists. Continue to reach up and back, close your eyes, smile, breathe in deeply and out slowly several times.

In the short time it takes to perform this microbreak, you have released the lock of your visual and mental tasks, stretched away muscle tension built up in your hips, spine, and arms and refreshed your body with extra oxygen by expanding your rib cage. You also improved your posture as well as the circulation of blood through your legs and arms.

All this in less than 30 seconds!

Caution: Before trying this micro-break, be sure to check your chair for stability so that you don’t tip over.

See you on the Table!