Simple stretches can be carried out almost anywhere. I'm not talking about the yoga "tree" pose, but just the simple act of stretching your tight muscles to relieve tension and assist you to refocus.
The benefits of stretching can include:
- Increased energy levels
- reduced muscle tension
- Increased blood circulation around your body
- Improved cognitive function
- Improved concentration
- decreased pain or discomfort
- increased productivity
- increased ability to make decision
Some examples of stretching exercises:
Shoulder rolls: moving shoulders backwards 5 times, forwards 5 times, once at a time 5 times, backwards and forwards
Shoulder stretch: Place your right hand on your left shoulder exerting a gentle squeezing pressure. Turn your head in the opposite direction and look over your right shoulder - feel your neck stretch. Repeat with the opposite hand and shoulder.