This post brought to you by American Osteopathic Association. All opinions are 100% mine.
I've been back to work full time for the last 4 weeks, and have about another 6 to go in my current temporary contract. And until now I never realised how much sitting at a desk all day could be such a pain in the back. I'm so used to pottering about at home and keeping on the move – but sitting has made me stiff, sore and grumpy. And then coming home in the evening to sit at my sewing machine was not so welcoming either.
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To help office workers and others suffering from chronic pain and pain in the workplace, the American Osteopathic Association as part of their Break Through Your Pain campaign has released a short video introducing a couple of quick and simple stretching exercises you can do at work without drawing attention to yourself!
You can give these a go at work and no one will stare or probably even notice. But don't forget to get up from your desk too and drop off a memo or speak to a colleague instead of sending an email. Sitting for hours at a time isn't good for you.
Got grumpy colleagues? Maybe they are sore and need to stretch – share this video and get the word out there.