Alleviate desk-related neck, shoulder and back pain with this simple routine from The Strength Temple founder Richie Norton.
- Slowly roll your head, neck and shoulders.
- Drop your chin down to your chest, move your head to the left and to the right, then create controlled circular motions.
- Next, slowly start rolling your full body in controlled circular movements, maintaining your steady breathing.
- This will help move and mobilise your spine.
- Seated or standing, reach your arms behind your back and interlock your fingers or grab the back of your chair.
- Inhale, open your chest, roll your shoulders back, release your arms, then drop your chin and reach forward.
- Grab the sides of your ribs, crossing your arms so that you open up your upper back, and take a deep breath in.
- Do a small rotation from your hips, going both clockwise and anti-clockwise, making a small circle with your spine.
- While you’re sitting, spread your feet shoulder-width apart, reach your right hand to the outside of your left thigh and position your left hand on the back of the chair.
- As you take a breath in, lift your chest up.
- As you breathe out you need to twist as far around as you can.
- Gently come round to face the front and switch sides.