Spine Stretch

  1. Sit on the floor with your feet wider than your hips, nod your head forward and begin to bend forward by hinging at the hips.
  2. Breathe normally.
  3. As you go down, draw your chin into your neck.
  4. Your hands should not reach past your toes, you’re not aiming to lie on the floor and you shouldn’t feel as if your back and spinal ligaments are being pulled.
  5. Once you feel the stretch through your back, slowly return to the starting position.
  6. Do this several times daily, after the end of your workday.

 Towards Wellness

Stand Up

A 2012 Australian study found the more time you spend sitting during the day, the higher your mortality risk soars. And that’s just one of a handful of recent reports linking lots of chair time to serious health risks. The antidote?

Stand up. Cutting your sitting time to three hours a day could add years to your life, finds a study from Louisiana State University.