Office Chair Exercises
by Hugo Firth, Osteopath
Back and Neck Exercise
90 Second Desk Exercise Workout
Want to know the best way to relieve stress at your desk? Our resident Sports and Exercise osteopath Hugo Firth has devised this special 90 second workout. Hugo Firth brings together his life long skills of in sports together with his career as a successful Sports Osteopath. Quickly relieve tension and relax tired tissues.
Do these exercises up to 6 times a day. Why not book bookmark this page and refer to it daily?
As with all exercises these must not be rushed and if symptoms persist you may wish to seek professional help. Why not contact Hugo for some friendly advice – use our online form.
In the mean time here are some tip for general well being.
- Take a short break out of your chair every 60 mins or so. You may even wish to drink more water to prompt you to get up more often.
- Choose a variety of exercises throughout the week to help you keep fit. Try and avoid repetitive exercises, such as constant exposure to running, cycling or the same gym exercises. Postural variety is what keeps you going.
- Avoid any prolonged activity, such as long periods of sitting, driving, or standing. Its hard to break this up if it is what you do for a living, but during your most stressful times, try and find a way around it.
- Early nights help boost healing. So why not try a week of early night (just once, as a one-off) and we are sure you will be so impressed you will want to do that again.
- Try and avoid soft deep chairs and settees. Contrary to popular belief soft squidgy chairs, beds and settees can be a source of hidden danger to the spine. If you are going through a bad time, try lying on your side or back to watch TV (or read), either on the settee or on the floor.
Hugo Firth BOst, BSc, MA
Sports Rehab Specialist
Member of the Institute of Osteopaths