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Stuck at your desk? Give these stretches a try. (Infographic)

Studies show that sitting for 11 hours at a time can severely affect your overall health. To counter it, you may try these simple activities at your desk.
By Nina Zipkin and Nina Zipkin |

Sitting all day isn't good for you--and we're not just talking about it making you stir crazy. 

 

Being stuck at your desk doesn't just make it hard to focus--it can ultimately cause damage to your spine, muscles, circulation, and heart. In a study published in 2012, researchers found that people who sat for 11 hours or more each day had a 40% higher chance of dying from any cause.

 

But there are ways to combat the punishing routine of taking a seat from 9 to 5. Check out this infographic of simple stretches, embedded below, compiled by employee engagement platform OfficeVibe.

 

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Related: Stressed Out? 3 Ways to Weed Out Stress From the Workplace

 

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This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com. Minor edits have been done by the Entrepreneur.com.ph editor.

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