Ideally, for every hour of sitting, you should get up and walk around the floor where you work for a few minutes. This helps to break up the muscular tension that can build from static postures. Another great thing to do for your body is to stretch during the day, and we've asked Iris Sokol, ergonomist and health and wellness expert, to demonstrate how to do that right at your workstation – and you don't even leave your chair!
Stretching your legs and hips is a great way to relieve tension in your lower back. On your next break, try this series of stretches for your hamstrings and hip flexors to loosen up your body and your mind!
If you have any body issues or health problems, please consult with your doctor before you try these, or any other type of exercises.