Sitting for prolonged periods affects our posture and tightens and weakens certain parts of our body.
Sitting at a desk can:
- lead to bad posture with a rounded upper back and shoulders and with the head forward
- over-activate and tighten chest, hip flexors and low back
- under-activate and weaken mid-back, neck, and shoulders, abs and glutes
- cause shoulder and neck pain and headaches, among other symptoms
Curious about other the other negative affects of sitting? Checkout this video:
The following sequence will stretch the overactive and tight muscles and strengthen the weak muscles.