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.
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.)