Thursday, July 16, 2009

Office Yoga: De-stress at your desk

Sitting—whether at work, home, a ballgame, the park, subway, or car—is wreaking havoc on your body.

Sitting still slows your circulatory system by pooling blood in your legs and feet; increases pressure on the springy part of your spine that absorbs shock; and slows your metabolism. That, along with ergonomic problems associated with staring at a computer screen for long hours and typing on a keyboard all day, and it becomes clear: A sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health.

A regular massage schedule can help ward off short- and long-term effects of cubicle life. But to give you an extra edge, we tracked down two yoga experts for some easy moves you can do while sitting in your chair.

Read the rest of this article here.

[Originally published on Massage Williamsburg's blog.]

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