Improving posture should be top of mind, especially if you find yourself sitting for many hours a day. Having poor posture can contribute to back and shoulder pain and can also lead to “tech neck,” joint pain and other health related issues. The good news is, incorporating stretching into your routine is easy, and can help prevent the onset of these pains and provide back pain relief. We found five stretches that you can do while sitting that can help to strengthen and stretch your muscles, joints and ligaments to help improve your sitting posture and alignment.
For all of these stretches, make sure both of your feet are placed flat on the ground, legs uncrossed and you’re sitting in an upright, neutral position. These stretches can all be done while sitting down and can help develop proper sitting posture over time.