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This is an exercise I do at my desk nearly every day, but I hadn't thought about standing up for it. The muscles used when I stand are a bit different than those I use when I sit, so standing is an interesting change of pace. I don't think I ever really thought of this as an exercise – just a way to get the ache out of my back when I've been working over the desk for too long. In any case, it's one of my favorites.

Gail Perry
Overhead stretch
We're going to reach above our heads and do some stretching, but first, Dr. Todd Berntson, author of "Deskercise! The Workplace Workout," has some stretching advice.

Tip #1: Don't stretch your muscles too are. Stretch only to the point where you can feel a mild pull on the muscles.

Tip #2: Don't bounce while stretching.

Follow the link below for more tips.

Ready for the stretch?
  1. Stand up.
  2. Lace your fingers together in front of your chest, palms facing away from your body.
  3. Keeping shoulders down, reach your arms over your head.
  4. Straighten your arms, and try to pull your tailbone down, keeping your torso straight.
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