People who work at their desks all day tend to stay in one position for a long time. The exercises in these two videos are designed to counter the effects of sitting at your desk.
We suggest that you start with Stage 1 below and then move on to Stage 2. Each video will fit nicely into your work break or active break.
You may view the Stretching @ Your Desk video by using YouTube or streaming video (.mov), or saving the file (.wmv).
Lindsay Wright has a Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation and is a Certified Fitness Consultant. She is also the Be Fit For Life Coordinator at the Provincial Fitness Unit (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta).
Becoming more physically active is very safe for most people, but if you aren't sure, the PAR-Q will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you start.
Information on this site should not be used in the place of medical advice, instruction, diagnosis or treatment. If you have specific questions, please consult your physician or appropriate healthcare professional.
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