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Stretch to Stay Energized While Working from Home

Eduardo is a human resources specialist who works remotely. He typically wakes up at 7:30 a.m., gets ready for the day, heads downstairs to make coffee and then hits the ground running at his ergonomic workstation. Whenever Eduardo feels his energy waning (i.e., the dreaded afternoon slump), he takes a quick break to loosen up and refocus with an afternoon session of PRN’s Stretch & Flex program.

All Eduardo has to do is join the 1:30 p.m. virtual call and commit to 15 minutes of live, guided stretches (recommended twice a day) demonstrated by one of PRN’s ergonomic specialists. Once he has completed the session, Eduardo feels reenergized and ready to take on the rest of his daily tasks. These stretches help improve his day-to-day ergonomics, including his range of motion, flexibility and blood flow. Before his company offered Stretch & Flex sessions throughout the work week, Eduardo noticed he continued to reach for an extra cup of coffee or energy drink to push through the afternoon. Now, he can stretch and move right through the rest of his days with increased productivity and enthusiasm – and sometimes coffee, but not for the previous reasons.

Stretch to Decrease Stress from Business Travel

Susanna is a consultant who travels to meet clients on a weekly basis. She flew from Dallas to San Francisco, her home base, late last night and is feeling the jet lag and exhaustion set in. After getting set up at her office workstation this morning, she decides to start her day on the right foot with a quick 15 minutes of PRN’s Stretch & Flex program. 

Susanna joins the 8:30 a.m. session and virtually follows along with the PRN ergonomic specialist as they begin the warm-up exercises, which immediately help her ease tension and reset. She enjoys how the program helps her stay active during the workday and relieve some stress, which she has more than enough of being constantly on the road and a mom of two young boys. Before she had the opportunity to use the Stretch & Flex program, Susanna felt sore and tired from too much sitting and hunching over at her laptop. Now, she follows the exercises twice a day to give her mind and body a needed break and burst of energy, in turn, allowing her to feel better, sleep better and work better.

Stretch as a Team for an Increase in Productivity

Stretch & Flex is a virtual program offered by PRN Ergonomics that provides two live 15-minute sessions of guided exercises and stretches throughout the workday. These sessions, typically held at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. local time, help encourage office and remote employees to stay active during work. Put simply, stretching is like a warm-up for our muscles and brain! This program allows employees to feel more energized during the day, thus increasing their productivity levels and ability to think critically.

For Eduardo and Susanna, implementing Stretch & Flex into their daily routines has resulted in a more efficient work experience. They’ve also been able to improve their day-to-day ergonomics because of the helpful tips they learn from PRN’s ergonomic specialists. 

If you’re looking to help your employees create a more productive workspace and balanced day, please visit our website or call (341) 345-9303 to start your Stretch & Flex program or learn more today.

*These stories were created by PRN to capture how real people have experienced Stretch & Flex.

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