Fight the office Zzzzs

Fight the 2 o’clock, post-lunch fatigue with these 5 energizing stretches that you can easily do at your workspace without having to throw down a downward dog or another yoga pose in the middle of your office.

  1. Take a Lap: No, I didn’t say nap – lap.  It’s recommended to get up and walk around for at least 5 minutes every hour. So, go refill your water, say hello to a coworker, or just take a walk around your department.
  2. Shoulder & Upper Arm Stretch: This is one of my favorite stretches.  You may not realize how much proper posture has depleted over the course of an hour, so stretch out your back and re-adjust.
  3. Neck Roll: You may be holding more tension in your neck than you think.  Slowly roll your neck from side to side and front to back.
  4. Flex those Digits: Give yourself a quick hand massage because, let’s face it, most of our day is spent on the computer typing and clicking.  Don’t overlook those little speed racers.
  5. Ankle Rolls: This may sound silly, but it’s a sneaky way to wake up your legs.  And you can do it under the privacy of your desk!

*Bonus Stretch:  Do you have a height adjustable worksurface?  If so, lucky you! You can stretch whenever you like. Don’t have a height adjustable worksurface? Never fear! HON is here with our new Height Adjustable Tables. Finally, a workspace that moves with you.

Ready. Set. Stretch!  What helps re-energize you during the work day?

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