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Work It Girl: Reverse Arch Stretch

Constantly hovering over your keyboard, with your shoulders hunched over not only contributes to terrible posture, but can be a real pain in the neck and back. I know this stretch looks a little provocative and is reminiscent of FlashDance, but it is the antidote to a day of blogging.


Photo: Jenny Sugar

  • Sit on the edge of your chair. Reach your hands behind you and hold on to the back of the chair.
  • Inhale and press your chest forward, arching your spine. If it feels comfortable, let your head fall back slightly to open through the front of the neck.
  • Continue to breathe, feeling the front of your body open up as you extend backwards.
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds or as long as you want. Then slowly lift your head back up, straighten your spine, and release the chair.
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EvieJ EvieJ 6 years
I do this at work all the time, it feels great when my back starts getting cramped from being hunched over.
cko444 cko444 6 years
I was hunched over in just the fashion you describe when I saw this! Great tip. Very helpful, esp. as I am off to yoga in about an hour. Off topic, I covet your shoes in this picture.
cko444 cko444 6 years
I was hunched over in just the fashion you describe when I saw this! Great tip. Very helpful, esp. as I am off to yoga in about an hour. Off topic, I covet your shoes in this picture.
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