A Wellness Microbreak

Many of us spend long hours at our desks – at the computer. I find that remembering to take regular breaks to stretch and change position  makes me feel a lot better at the end of the day.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses has created a series of exercises you can do at your desk in just 1-2 minutes.  The pamphlet includes exercises for eyes, neck, back, shoulders, hands and wrists. You can also do some of the exercises while stopped in traffic on a long commute.

Download A Wellness Microbreak

TIP: Rather than emailing or phoning someone in a nearby cubicle, get up and walk to their desk. It’s good exercise for you and a good way to build stronger relationships with co-workers.

P.S. While you are taking that MicroBreak, drink a glass of water to help you remain well-hydrated. (Tea, coffe, and cola drinks don’t count. They are diuretics and pull water out of the system.)

2 thoughts on “A Wellness Microbreak

  1. Cathy

    Good idea! I’m glad you added the tip about drinking more water. It’s so critical in the winter. I know that my house can be as dry as the sahara so I make the extra effort to drink 6 glasses a day. 🙂


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