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5 ‘anti-desk exercises’ you can do for better posture

Even though working at a desk can come with some unwelcome side effects, pick these exercises to combat poor posture. Photo: Pexels

(Natalia Ningthoujam/ Healthshots) — Desk work often leads to poor posture. While you love your desk job, improve your posture by doing some “anti-desk exercises.”

You just need a laptop or a computer to get your work done in your office or home. It sounds convenient, but desk jobs can leave you with rounded shoulders, a tight chest, a rounded back, weak glutes, and tight hip flexors. Even though you know that you need to sit up straight while doing desk work, it is normally not possible to not slouch a little in between.

After all, it’s at least eight hours of desk work. Giving up and leaving your job is not the solution. Don’t worry, as an expert has rounded up some simple anti-desk exercises that you can do to improve your posture and energize your body.

A bad posture is an issue because it can lead to problems such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and can also compromise your overall mobility.

The key to offsetting a bad posture is to engage in exercises that will counteract the hunched over position that you are in while sitting at your desk. (…)