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The Perfect Stretches To Relieve Your Body After Sitting All Day

11/28/2016 04:52 EST | Updated 04/26/2017 09:48 EDT

Sitting down at work all day can really be a pain in the back. It can cause muscle strains, neck pains and in extreme cases, can even pose a threat to your long-term health.

Studies have shown that sitting for anywhere between six to eight hours a day can increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and certain forms of cancer.

It’s time to get moving!

In this episode of “A Better 9-To-5,” Austin Norris, a yoga teacher, movement coach and manual therapist, shows us five stretches you can do at work, at home or in the gym to help strengthen your muscles and help your body combat those hours of sitting.

Do you typically stretch during or after a long day at work? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

“A Better 9-To-5” is a new series from HuffPost Canada Studios that aims to help you make the most of your work day. Each episode offers tips, tricks and life hacks you can use at the office to increase your productivity and well-being. From asking your boss for a raise to taking care of your constantly-sitting body to keeping your desk germ-free, this is adulting at work made easy.

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