Fitness Tip of the Week: Stand Up & Stretch Out

Take tiny walking breaks throughout the day to improve your posture


I sit and write for at least half of my work day and I'm sure there are many of you who sit for even longer every day. 

This can be terrible for your posture, especially as you crane your neck forward with your back hunched over. To help stretch your body and improve your posture, for every 45 to 60 minutes you spend sitting down, make a habit of getting up and walking around the office for at least five minutes. 

Head to the water cooler, hit up the restroom, go see what Jim is up to down the hall; anything to get you up and moving and using better posture. Make sure to walk straight with your head up. These five minute office hikes can help stretch out your tightened muscles, relieve your back and neck from the stress of stooping forward, and are also a good way to give yourself a quick mental break!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.

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