Do stretching exercise for the care and relief of Stress
Effectiveness: 3.5Popularity: 24
Why it works: Exercise is a natural remedy for stree because it releases powerful endorphin chemicals in the brain, which act like the body's built-in painkillers and mood-lifters.
How it works: Seat comfortably at your desk. Maintain a proper, ergonomic (or aligned) form with your neck and spine in a neutral position, shoulders and torso relaxed, knees bent at 90 degrees with both feet flat on the floor.
Slowly tilt your head, bringing your right ear to your right shoulder until you feel a stretch. Use your left hand, apply slight pressure to feel the stretch along the left side of your neck. Repeat this on the other side.
Slowly rotate your head to the right, gazing over your right shoulder. Repeat this on the other side.
Keep your shoulders relaxed and cross your right arm over your chest. Cradle it with your left hand and apply slight pressure. Repeat this on the other side.
Cross your arms in front of you and grab chair arms (if you can’t reach, hold onto the bottom of the seat). While grasping, lean back, keeping your spine in alignment, until you feel a slight stretch.
While keeping your spine in alignment, bend from your hips and reach toward the floor. Aim to touch your toes, but if you can’t reach, rest your hands on ankles or shins.
The self cure remedy of Do stretching exercise for the care and relief of Stress has an effectiveness score of 3.5 and a popularity score of 24 on the self-cure system.