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Office Desk Workout, Part 6

"Forearms, hip flexor, and inner thigh"
By: James BarramedaOffice Desk Workout, Part 6

Until you’re done performing the forearm stretch, you may not even realize that your forearms can also experience tightness from long hours of typing. This stretch targets not only muscles in the forearms but also your wrists.

How to do the forearm stretch:

1.  Choose a seated or standing position.

2.  Stretch out your right arm, palm facing down, fingers pointing towards the floor.

3.  Using your left hand, slowly pull the fingers of your right hand towards you. You should be feeling a stretch in your right forearm.

4.  Hold this for 10 to 30 seconds before repeating the stretch on your other hand.

Your lower body gets tight, especially the muscles found at the front part of your hips called the “hip flexor” by sitting down too long.

How to do the hip flexor stretch:

1.  Stand behind your office chair. You may hold the back rest of your chair for support.

2.  Move your right leg back, as if you are doing a lunge.

3.  Now bend the knees down slowly until you feel the stretch in the front of the right hip.

4.  Hold for 10 to 30 seconds before going back to the original position and repeat on the other side.

Stretch your groin and hips to relieve pain from too much sitting with the inner thigh stretch.

How to do the inner thigh stretch:

1.  Sit on your office chair with legs wide apart, toes facing outward.

2.  While maintaining a straight back, place both hands on the thighs.

3.  Without bending your right arm, slowly push forward the right thigh until you feel a stretch. Your body will slightly face the left as an effect of the push.

4.  Hold this for 10 to 30 seconds before you repeat the stretch on the other thigh.

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