How to Stay Fresh and Comfortable in the Work Place
Seven simple stretches you can perform right in the office
We all know that feeling at the end of a long day (night?) at the office, when your wrists hurt and your back is sore. We asked Charles DeFrancesco, personal trainer and owner of Pure Fitness, a gym located in a White Plains office complex, to guide us through several stretches that can help fix the office aches without having to leave the office. DeFrancesco says workers often hunch over their desks without realizing it, leaving their spine in a vulnerable position. That, he says, is “a recipe for aches and pain.” Additionally, sitting in one position all day long can lead to repetitive stress injuries. “The only way to prevent them is to regularly stretch and exercise,” says DeFrancesco, who recommends the following moves (demonstrated by our in-office IT director, Lenny Carpenito).