Our bodies were built to move!
If your job has you sitting in front of a screen hour after hour, it is important to take breaks regularly (at least once every 90 minutes) to move around.
When we stay still for too long, our muscles shorten, the connective tissue that encases the muscles starts to harden making it more difficult to move using full range of motion. Further, it’s not uncommon to start feeling discomfort or even pain. When I engage with people working long uninterrupted hours in one position, more often than not they tell me about neck and shoulder tension, back pain, or tightness in hips and legs.
Here’s a short video with some movements that may help to release tension in the neck and shoulders.
Set a reminder to get up and move every 30, 60 or 90 minutes, even for just a minute or two. Check-in. Stand up, maybe you need a stretch, or a walk, or some water. When you sit back down, check in with your posture - sit tall, take a few slow, deep breaths. It doesn't take long to reset and recharge.
Your body will thank you!