Stretch Your Way to Better Digestion: Desk Stretches for Sedentary Workers


  • Presentation Length: 60-mins
  • Participant Numbers: 15-500+
  • Virtual and In-person options available
  • Sessions can be recorded for internal use
  • Onsite training available globally: North & South America, EMEIA, APAC, LATAM
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and Malay.


In today’s world, many employees spend most of their workday sitting at a desk, which can lead to a sedentary lifestyle and poor digestion. However, there are simple stretches that can be done at a desk to promote movement and improve digestion.

This session will introduce participants to desk stretches that can help reduce sedentariness and improve digestion.

Content Outline

  • Explanation of the importance of movement for digestion
  • Overview of common digestive issues caused by sedentariness
  • Introduction to desk stretches and how they can improve digestion
  • Demonstration of 7 different desk stretches that can be easily done at a desk
  • Explanation of how to properly perform each stretch to maximize benefits
  • Discussion of how to incorporate desk stretches into a workday
  • Tips for tracking progress and staying motivated

Practical exercises

During the session, participants will learn the following desk stretches that can help reduce sedentariness and improve digestion:

  • Neck stretches: Slowly tilting the head from side to side helps to release tension in the neck and shoulders, which can alleviate discomfort and stiffness.
  • Shoulder shrugs: Raising and lowering the shoulders can improve posture and relieve stress in the upper back and neck, reducing discomfort and pain.
  • Spine twists: Twisting the torso while seated can help to stimulate digestion and relieve tension in the lower back and hips, promoting overall comfort and well-being.
  • Chair squats: Standing up and sitting down from a chair can help to activate the muscles in the legs and core, promoting better circulation and digestion.
  • Seated twists: Rotating the torso while seated can help to relieve tension in the lower back and promote better digestion.
  • Leg lifts: Lifting one leg at a time while seated can help to activate the abdominal muscles and promote better digestion.


By incorporating desk stretches into their workday, employees can reduce sedentariness and improve digestion. With these practical stretches and tips for staying motivated, participants will leave this session feeling empowered to make positive changes to their health and wellness. By making small changes to their work routine, employees can improve their digestion and overall well-being.