Desk Stretches to Relieve Tension and Reduce Pain

There are many ways to make your work at UVM easier on your body. A great place to start is with these simple stretching exercises that you can do at your desk to relieve tension and pain.

A regular stretching program will help to:

If you are sitting for long periods of time behind a desk, computer, or steering wheel, the muscles in your shoulders, neck and upper back can really tighten up. We were made to move, not sit at a desk eight or more hours a day. When muscles remain stationary, circulation decreases, muscles tire, and tasks become more uncomfortable to perform.

Taking a few minutes to work through a series of stretches can make your whole body feel better. Our easy-to-follow instructions will show you what to do step-by-step. Practice stretching throughout the day whenever you feel tense.

See the instructions for easy stretches you can do at your desk.

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