Simple Exercises At Your Desk
Now that you have your dual monitor mount set up and your desk arranged to the best ergonomic position possible, you may start to wonder what you can do to reduce stiffness throughout the course of the day. Monitor Mounts understand the importance of being comfortable at your desk, so we’ve put together a few of our favorite stretches that keep you limber while you’re sitting.
For Your Neck:
This stretch can be done while standing, but is best done while sitting. Sit up in your chair with your feet flat on the floor and your shoulders back so you’re not slouching. With your left hand, hold the bottom of your chair and lean your head sideways so that your right ear is moving towards your right shoulder. Stop once you feel a gentle stretch, hold the position for 15 seconds, and release. Repeat the stretch on your right side, again holding the stretch for 15 seconds.
For Your Lower Back:
For this stretch, you’ll want to sit up in your chair with your feet flat on the floor. While keeping your shoulders down and back, gently twist your back so that you’re looking slightly over your shoulder. Keep twisting until you feel a gentle stretch along your spine. Hold this position for 15 seconds and gently release until you’re looking forward. Repeat the stretch on the other side. This stretch can be done multiple times an hour or anytime you start to feel your low back stiffening up.
In addition to stretching throughout the day, be sure to get up and walk around. Even taking a few steps an hour can make the difference between a sore back and a productive workday. If you’re looking to increase your productivity, or find that you need yet another display, browse our selection of triple and quad monitor mounts today.