The Importance of Stretching

Work-related injuries don’t just happen in factories and construction sites. Research shows that sitting for too long can cause various health problems. With about eight out of ten Americans working at a desk, many workers are at risk for aches, pains, and other health problems.

Common ailments associated with desk jobs include shoulder and neck pain, back pain, obesity, musculoskeletal disorders, headaches and others. Doctors say too much sitting can increase the risk of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Stretching and moving throughout the day can help reduce pain and discomfort while increasing energy, burning calories, and improving overall health. Learn more about the benefits of stretching and how to get started with this infographic by Reclaim Fitness.

Infographic provided by Reclaim Fitness, personal fitness trainer