Sitting at a desk all day with minimal movement, can be cause for tight, sore muscles which can lead to injuries down the road. Just taking a few minutes each day to stretch can help eliminate some of that tension and make for a more productive work day.
In this short video, Jenifer Anderson, group exercise coordinator at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Health and Fitness Center, shares three simple stretches to do at your desk.
Good Shepherd Hospital Health & Fitness Center is a 70,000+ square foot facility in Barrington staffed with exercise specialists, physiologists and licensed therapists. The team is dedicated to the integration of prevention, wellness, and health education with physical fitness and rehabilitation services. Their unique medical model philosophy ensures each member receives an individual health prescription and access to state-of-the-art medical resources that impact overall well being and, when necessary, the use of medical care integrated with Good Shepherd Hospital.
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit AdvocateHealth.com/gshp.
About the Author
Erin Abbey is the public affairs and marketing manager at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington where she works on getting the word out about hospital news and accomplishments as well as community events and activities.
Erin recently relocated from Chicago to the northwest suburbs where she lives with her husband, two young daughters and her dog Kallie. When she’s not at work, Erin enjoys exploring new restaurants, practicing yoga and pilates, reading as much as possible and attempting to keep up with all the news on social media.
She is also the author of our 365 Barrington Health Beat series focused on advice from area physicians, the latest medical news and trends toward better health in and around Barrington.