Are you an online addict? Does your partner make snide remarks about ‘not that b!(#*@ computer again’?
Sitting at a computer all day severely strains your muscles even if you have the world’s best posture. It’s essential to stretch. To make time to move about.
When you’re working like crazy to meet a deadline or totally absorbed in a fascinating project though it’s hard to force yourself to exercise.
Enter the Online Entrepreneur Fitness series!
Freya Price and Pete Tcheng will be sharing super effective and simple exercises over the next six weeks to prevent you from becoming the shape of your desk chair permanently!
Stretch 1: Hamstrings
When sitting for long periods of time at the desk our hamstrings are in continual contraction.
This can shorten the muscle and lead to the hamstrings pulling on the lower back causing discomfort; hence it’s important to stretch.
*Try setting an alarm on your phone or computer to remind you throughout the day to get up and stretch.
1. Stand with one leg in front of the other. Toes of the front leg pointing up like this:
2. Bend the back knee and place enough weight on the front leg to feel a stretch through the back of the extended leg.
3. Hold each stretch for approximately 20 seconds then change legs. Repeat 2-3 times.
There you have it. As easy as that.
Go on. Before you read any further get up and stretch those hamstrings right now!
A big thank you to Freya (one of my three gorgeous sisters) and Pete for sharing with us.
Do you feel better now?