Slide show: Office stretches
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Standing or sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your muscles. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple office stretches throughout the day.

Start by stretching the back of your shoulder:

  • Place one hand under your elbow.
  • Lift your elbow and stretch it across your chest. Don't rotate your body as you stretch.
  • Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. You'll feel tension in the back of your shoulder.
  • Relax and slowly return to the starting position.
  • Repeat the stretch with the other arm.
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