The Fleet Feet Blog is full of helpful (and sometimes tasty!) information! Here are some simple stretches if you sit all day.
Sitting behind a desk all day can be detrimental to your health—and your running.
Many modern work schedules force runners into a seated position for hours on end. The result of all that sitting is often stiff muscles, tight hips and an achy back. None of that is helpful if you try to grind out a few miles after work.
The best prevention, though, is staying loose throughout the day.
Licensed physical therapist Wes Miller, of AntiFragile Physical Therapy, says moving around and stretching out at work can significantly reduce the effects of sitting through a typical 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. schedule. Here are some simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your own cubicle to stretch your muscles, loosen your hips and ease your weary back.