WHEN YOU’RE AT THE OFFICE
Stand, sit or balance on a ball? Actually, it’s best to alternate between whatever positions are available, says Gregg. If you’re chair-bound, perch at the edge of your seat to roll your pelvis forward, or rest the ankle of one leg on the top of the other thigh for a piriformis stretch, says Bowman. Set an app (such as Stand Up! The Work Break Timer) to remind you to take three-minute breaks every half an hour to do some desk stretches. Try ones that work your upper body: arm and shoulder strength and flexibility help propel you forward as you run. ‘ Wall angels’ are good (align your back and the backs of your hands against a wall and move your arms in a snow-angel motion), or you can put your hands on your desk and drop your chest for a thoracic stretch. The bonus is that most colleagues will leave you alone, assuming you are having a breakdown.