How Stretching Helps Prevent Muscle Cramps
Muscle cramps are a common ailment suffered by many people, whether this is a regular occurrence or the occasional issue following a long day sitting at your desk. The main cause for this pain is the lack of flexibility in the muscles, which is where strain and tension then starts to build.
It is one of the many reasons that you should sit at an Operator Chair, like the ones from Bestbuy Office Chairs, whilst you are working during the day. These chairs help to support your body and allow for a better seated posture throughout the day. By stretching these muscles on a regular basis you will be able to prevent the occurrence of this problem altogether.
The reason that stretching exercises are used to prevent cramps is because stretching allows the muscles to become more flexible and therefore it no longer feels like a tight band is trying to grip the muscle, therefore it does not hurt as much.
Stretching exercises are done by either rolling the muscles or by using your hands to stretch them out. You should stretch out your entire muscles (back and sides) by using light weights and then repeat for the opposite sides. You should also ensure that you get up from your desk every hour or so and walk around for a few minutes. This helps to alleviate the tension and strain that has built up in your muscles from being seated.