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Workplace Stretching Exercises

For Active Employees | For Office Employees

Here are stretching exercises you can do while on the job. There are two lists to choose from, office environment stretching exercises and active employee stretching exercises. Employees are advised to consult with their health care provider before participating in any physical activity. Also consult your health care provider if you experience any pain or discomfort that concerns you. Pain is a warning signal that something may be wrong. When performing any kind of exercise, be sure to continue to breathe. Your muscles need oxygen to function. If you have other ideas for stretches we can add to this list, send them to Michelle Raethke.

Active employee stretching exercises

Employees that engage in physical activity during work are encouraged to stretch before work to help reduce the chance of strains and injuries. Here are some stretching exercises you can incorporate into your morning routine:

Head and neck

Shoulders

Chest & sides

Arms

Back

Legs

Office environment exercises

Employees that work in an office environment are encouraged to stretch on a regular basis, even as often as once an hour. If you need a reminder to get up and stretch throughout the day, here is a link for instructions on how to create stretching reminders through Microsoft Outlook. Here are some stretches you can do at your desk.

Head and neck

Shoulders

Back

Chest & sides

Hands and arms

Legs

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