Simple stretches to relieve tension when working from home

You may not get as many natural opportunities to get up from your chair when working from home. Try to sprinkle these stretch exercises during your day to prevent tension. Tip: Use virtual meetings as opportunities to stand up and stretch! Multitask by stretching while listening to presentations.

Spinal Twist
  1. Keep your knees together.
  2. Place your right hand on your left knee.
  3. Rotate your upper body to the left and look over your shoulder.
  4. Hold for 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat for opposite side.
Spinal twist exercise for stretching back and improving spine movement and mobility.
Neck stretch

  1. Gently pull your head to the left.
  2. Hold for 30 seconds.
  3. Gently pull your head to the right.
  4. Hold for 30 seconds.
Neck side stretch exercise for improving neck flexibility and mobility.
Lower side stretch

  1. Stand up straight.
  2. Reach your right hand up and over your head while leaning to the left.
  3. Hold for 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat for your left side.
Standing lower side stretch exercise.
Upper side stretch

  1. Interlace your fingers and reach them over your head.
  2. Bend to the left.
  3. Hold for 30 seconds.
  4. Bend to the right.
  5. Hold for 30 seconds.
Standing upper side stretch exercise.
Cross Shoulder Stretch

  1. Reach your right arm out straight.
  2. Bring your right arm over to the left side, pointing toward the floor.
  3. Reach your left lower arm in front of the right arm and help push your right arm toward your body.
  4. Hold for 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat for left shoulder.
Standing cross shoulder exercise for stretching shoulders.

Don't have enough meetings for stretching during your typical work day? Check out our break reminder application to get help to remember to stretch.