September 14, 2021

Wake up those muscles with simple stretches at your desk.

💼 BEHIND THE BREAK

Good practices for any practice - why stretching makes you better at every job.

Written by:
Cuely Team
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With hybrid and remote work in its glory days, more and more of us are sitting, well, more and more. And that sitting is literally killing us - people who sit more than 3 1/2 hours per day are 64% more likely to die of heart disease.

With all that sitting, its no wonder we are facing increases in Musculoskeletal Disorders. Carpal Tunnel, Tendonitis, Muscle and Ligament Strain are just a few.

On top, stretching has shown greater benefits than ergonomics alone. Here’s our top 3 benefits: 


🤸Improves Posture

Unless you’re a runway model, you probably need a reminder to walk and sit up straight. With gravity pulling down on our spines and neck, it's no wonder that a lot of us are experiencing “tech neck” (hey our heads weigh 10 lbs!) 

Here’s some tips from the Cleveland Clinic


🥱 Battles Fatigue

Just like walking or drinking more water, a good stretch increases blood supply and nutrients to your muscles, reducing fatigue and letting you crush out your afternoon’s work product. Theresa Slack, author of Occupational Ergonomics: A Practical Approach recommends 5 minutes of stretching for every 55 minutes of work. 


💪 Reduces Muscle Tension

A good stretch warms up your muscles, getting them ready to take on the next job. When sitting (or even standing) all day, your muscles aren’t ready to take on even a simple task. According to PTHealth

When you incorporate stretching into your workday, you can greatly reduce the risk of soft tissue injuries and joint pain.

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