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Published to Newsletter on Jun 29, 2022
Leah Adent, MPH, CHES, NASM-CPT
Health Education Consultant
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time can make your muscles feel stiff, contribute to low levels of energy, and even reduce productivity. Remaining in the same position for long periods of time can contribute to long-term health issues. Stretching throughout the day, for just a few minutes, can improve flexibility, increase blood flow and productivity, improve posture, and reduce your risk of injuries.
Need inspiration? Check out Quick Stretch Breaks with Leah, a Microsoft Stream channel that includes videos for achievable stretches while at your desk or on your feet. These videos include audio and captions, and have been translated into Spanish to appeal to a broad UNM audience.
Looking for more? Try this extensive stretching routine during your workday, and if you want a workout to follow your stretch, this mini 5-minute no-equipment workout might be just the ticket. Whether you take a short walk on the Lobo Trails, stretch at your desk, or go for a workout, be sure to take a break and move.
Tags: EmployeeWellness, Wellness