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Experience a Great Stretch for Muscular Relaxation

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Being a writer, I confess my posture isn’t always optimal. Despite my fairly ergonomic chair, I tend to adopt various unconventional sitting positions, much to the chagrin of my muscles and joints. If you’re in a similar situation, it would be beneficial to familiarize yourself with specific stretches to alleviate those discomforts caused by peculiar postures. It could be beneficial to perform some of these stretches at the conclusion of your workday if you’ve been sedentary for an extended period.

If you’re stationed at a desk, it’s likely that your neck is somewhat rigid. To relax and ease your neck, gently tilt your head sideways, away from the area experiencing the most discomfort, towards your shoulder. This action helps improve blood circulation and alleviate any cramps. While you’re addressing the upper regions, your shoulders might benefit from a break. Attempt interlocking your hands behind your lower back and raising them as high as possible while maintaining an upright posture.

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Naturally, if you’re desk-bound throughout the day, your lower body may require more attention than your upper body. You can target the area around your pelvis and lower back by lying on the floor, elevating your knees towards the sky, and then drawing them outwards towards your armpits. This also helps alleviate menstrual cramps. Conversely, if you’ve been on your feet all day, your feet are probably throbbing. You can relieve foot discomfort by walking on your tiptoes for about 30 seconds. It may seem simplistic, but it’s an effective way to enhance circulation in your lower limbs.

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