Lessen your likelihood of injury with these simple stretches.

Sitting for long periods of time has significant consequences, particularly for your lower back, knees and sometimes wrists if you spend extended amounts of time at a computer. Below are the five most important stretches for someone stuck at a desk for most of the day. These moves can help alleviate and eliminate pain. Complete the five stretches a minimum of once a day.

1. Pigeon Pose
2. Wide To The Side
3. Reach To The Sky
4. The Wall Y Pose
5. Child's Pose


About The Author:

Kurt Elder, MSW, CPT, is a fitness consultant who has been in the health, fitness and wellness industry for more than 20 years, and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has been a practicing psychotherapist, competitive athlete and world record-holder in the deadlift. Elder owns Energy F/X Fitness Consultants in Southern California. Contact him at www.energyfxfitness.com.