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2 stretches to save your posture at work

Sitting at a desk all day can be a pain in the neck — and not only because of the smooth jazz pouring from your neighbor’s cubicle.

Long hours in a chair takes a toll on our posture, making it important to stretch regularly.

While numerous stretches are effective and available, it’s easiest to keep things simple.

Tom Merchant, a physical therapist at Marshfield Clinic, always recommends the chin tuck and shoulder blade pinch, which help with neck and back posture, respectively.

Man demonstrating chin tuck stretch Man demonstrating shoulder blade pinch stretch

Hold each stretch for 10-15 seconds and repeat every 30-60 minutes, Merchant said.

Download this easy-to-follow guide that explains both stretches.

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  1. May 8, 2019

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