Seated Stretch

Issa Mijares

Issa Mijares is from the Office of University and Global Relations and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Ateneo de Manila University. Trained in various forms of dance, Issa shares her enthusiasm for fitness through easy and accessible movement exercises.

Sitting still for long hours is among the worst things you can do for your body. This 10-minute seated stretch series is intended to guide you through a simple routine that you can do in the office or at home.

Stretching helps ease tensions around joints, improves body mobility and flexibility, encourages better coordination, and boosts mood. The use of the chair minimizes the risks of injury without compromising the overall benefits of exercise. The set may be done by itself or as a warm-up or cool-down to accompany other fitness routines.

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