Last Updated Oct 5, 2007 9:00 AM EDT
Are you run down? Listless? Do you poop out at parties? (Sorry, channeled Lucy there for a minute.) Life-tips blog Dumb Little Man says that by performing a series of stretches
-- all of which you can do right at your desk -- you can drive oxygen to your brain, relieve stressed muscles, and even remove toxins from tissues (not so sure about that last one). Result: A quick and pleasant boost of energy. Want to get started now? Try these:
- Touch the Sky. Reach your arms up to the sky and as far back as you can safely go. You can try grasping like you're trying to reach the stars.
- Side Stretch. While standing reach your one arm over head and to the opposite side. You can keep the other hand on your hip or in the air.
- Touch Your Toes. Take off your shoes if you can. Wiggle your toes. Now bend at the hip and reach for your toes. Bending your knees is OK.
Of course, a brisk 10-minute walk can do wonders for your energy level, too. But if that's not an option, stretching is an effective alternative. It's either that or a few spoonfuls of Vitameatavegamin. Photo by Malingering.
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