Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #471

Boost blood circulation and reduce fatigue with a 60-second at-your-work desk stretch once every hour. Do these three exercises from The Women’s Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts:

  • Rag Doll. Sit on the edge of your chair and slump your upper body forward over your legs so your chest rests on your knees. Wrap your arms under your knees and press your back toward the ceiling. Hold for 20 seconds.
  • Seated Twist. Sit tall in a chair with feet flat on the floor. Reach across your body with your right arm and place your hand on your left upper arm. Reach across your chest with your left arm; then immediately twist to the right and grab the edge or back of the chair with your left fingers. Bring your chin over your right shoulder as you turn. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
  • Hung Buster. Sit on a chair with your pelvis tilted slightly forward. Lift your chest and squeeze your shoulder blades together and down, away from your ears. Extend your arms at 45-degree angles and reach slightly behind you, palms facing forward. Hold for 20 seconds.