When I was younger, I never understood what my parents meant when they said they were tired after a long day of work. “You’re just sitting!” I screamed, incensed that they wouldn’t go out and buy me the candy that I so desperately needed. How could sitting be so tiring? Adults were weird.
Fast forward to today, and I now understand how draining sitting in front of a computer can be. The computer is an altar, and every time I place my wrists on the keyboard, it takes some of my energy as a sacrifice. Energy theft isn’t the only downside to sitting at desk for hours at a time; our muscles and joints can get tight and sore from being sedentary, especially if they’re in an awkward position. Today’s stretches target a popular problem region for office workers: the hands and wrists.