Life-tips blog "Dumb Little Man" has come up with a great posting on several stretches that can keep you alert and productive in that crucial 1pm-3pm stretch. Just a little movement can help you avoid a host of repetitive strain disorders, increase blood flow to your brain, and generally help you get the most out of your time at the office.
Here's a few ideas you can do in the privacy of your own office or cubicle:
- Touch the Sky. Reach your arms up to the sky and as far back as you can safely go. You can try grasping like you’re trying to reach the stars.
- Side Stretch. While standing reach your one arm over head and to the opposite side. You can keep the other hand on your hip or in the air.
- Touch Your Toes. Take off your shoes if you can. Wiggle your toes. Now bend at the hip and reach for your toes. Bending your knees is OK.