Sitting for extended periods can lead to tightness and discomfort in your hips, back, shoulders, and neck. This cycle of aches and pains can restrict your lifestyle and even pose a risk of injury. Fortunately, there are straightforward actions you can take to break this cycle and prevent it from occurring in the first place.
- Move Regularly: Stand up and take short walks around your office or front room. Set a timer as a reminder. If you are sat at a desk try these upper body exercises you can do seated or standing.
- Stretch: Sitting for prolonged periods can cause tightness in your hip flexors, which can affect other muscles. Stretching these muscles can help prevent future injuries.
- Be Active: Look for opportunities to incorporate movement into your daily routine. Exercise, take walks, use the stairs, park farther away, and find reasons to keep moving. This not only relieves tight muscles but also boosts your metabolism. Check out my Pilates and Yoga classes here.
By following these four simple steps consistently for one week, you’ll be amazed at the improvement in how you feel.