Stretch Tips for Bloggers – Four Office Desk ‘MUST-DO’S’

SCAPULAR MOBILIZATION 
Raise your shoulders towards your ears until you feel a slight tension in your neck and shoulders.  Hold for 5 seconds.  Slowly push chest forward and release your shoulders downward and backwards squeezing the shoulder blades together until you reach the lowest position to their normal position.  Repeat this circular motion 5 times in each direction to alleviate tight muscles and enhance your posture.
DON’T OVER SIT
If you are required to work seated for long periods of time, make a point to stand up and stretch or walk around briefly every 20-30min to avoid tightening up.
HYDRATE YOUR MUSCLES
Your muscles are nearly 70% water, drinking 8 glasses of water each day can help ensure your muscles remain pliable and can also reduce tightness and enhance performance.
LENGTHEN YOUR BREATH
Long deep breaths during stretching will not only assist you in mental relaxation but will also increase the ability of your muscles to relax into each stretch.
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More info on effective fitness training techniques visit ThinkFitnessStudios.com 
By | 2013-04-15T04:58:17-04:00 October 15th, 2011|Blog, Conditioning, Fitness Tips|Comments Off on Stretch Tips for Bloggers – Four Office Desk ‘MUST-DO’S’

About the Author:

Brent Bishop is a national on-air fitness expert, celebrity trainer, published author and brand ambassador for New Balance Canada. He is also the founder of Think Fitness Studios, performance-inspired conditioning centers in Toronto.