4 stretches to help relieve stress

Sitting is killing you. Stand up and do these exercises right now.

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However, incorporating daily stretches into your fitness routine can make a big difference. Make it a point to do these four stretches (courtesy of our friends at Greatist.com) while you’re at work every day. You’ll help loosen your muscles, increase blood flow, and give yourself a much-needed boost of energy, too—no fitness equipment required.

Neck and shoulders. Relieve shoulder stiffness caused by spending time hunched over a keyboard. While standing, reach your arms behind you and interlock your fingers, palms facing each other. Lift your arms until you feel a stretch in your chest and shoulders. Gently move your chin down to help protect your neck. This is a great stretch to do while seated at your desk, too.

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