Leg stretches that help prevent a sway-back posture

Tension and pain in the legs may not be as common as in the back and shoulders, but don't forget about your legs because of this. The muscles in your legs contract when sitting down which can lead to a sway-back posture. These exercises can help.

Knee stretch

  1. Stand up and hug your knee toward your body.
  2. Hold for 30 seconds.
  3. Switch legs.
Standing knee stretch exercise for activating your legs.
Quad stretch

  1. Stand up and keep your right leg straight.
  2. Grab your left foot with your left hand and bend your left knee.
  3. Optionally lean forward and use your desk as support.
  4. Hold for 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat for your right leg.
Quad stretch exercise for activating legs.
Hamstrings stretch

  1. Stand up.
  2. Keeping your spine straight, bring your chest forward toward the floor.
  3. Slightly bend your knees and reach your hands toward the floor.
  4. Hold for 30 seconds.
Standing hamstrings stretch exercise.