Stretching isn’t just for workouts. By taking 10 minutes to stretch each workday, you can minimize your chance of job-related strain and injury. And, ten minutes is well worth the expense when you consider the high-dollar health claims that stretching can prevent.
Common Office Workplace Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Low Back Injuries
- Shoulder Strain
- Head & Neck Strain
Why Should I Stretch?
Many injuries occur over time from repeated movements. These conditions often set in gradually, and may even take years to develop. It may be difficult to see or feel the damage that’s being done right now, but research and experience have shown that people who perform repeated tasks throughout the workday are at high-risk for suffering one of these debilitating injuries.
Get Started Now
More research has shown that performing a few easy stretches before you begin working every day can help prevent these injuries. Don’t put it off another day. How do you know that a long-term injury hasn’t already started to develop? Isn’t that reason enough to start now? And if you already suffer from one of these injuries, routine stretching can help you manage it and keep it from getting worse.
Keep It Up
Once you get started, it’s important to make these stretches become part of your job routine. Stretching is more effective when it’s done consistently.
See your personal trainer for a full plan of stretches you can do daily at work.
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.