43 – Simple Stretches for Desk Jockeys, with Amy Connell

Posted January 4, 2021 | Laura Christianson
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43 - Simple Stretches for Desk Jockeys, with Amy Connell


Have you ever been “in the zone” and when you glanced up from your computer, you were shocked that three hours had passed?

That happens to me all the time!

I pay the price by experiencing creaky muscles, dehydration, and weight gain. And I feel guilty. I chastise myself, “Laura, why didn’t you get up and stretch or refill your water bottle?”

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Better desk jockey habits begin today!

Amy Connell, a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, is here to help us replace self-blame and shame with simple stretches and strengthening movements to get the blood flowing and relieve muscles we’ve been overusing in all the wrong ways.

You won’t be able to stay in your seat while listening to Episode 43! So fasten your earbuds and do the stretches as Amy walks us through them.


Amy created a fantastic video exclusively for my listeners that demonstrates how to do the exercises.

Word Nerd Moment

NEAT – Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis – A fancy of way of saying, “Any kind of movement that’s not formal exercise.” In other words, move around. Be active!

About Amy Connell

Amy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and imperfect eater. She founded Graced Health in 2016 to equip women with simple and grace-filled ways to take care of ourselves, find joy in movement, and establish a positive relationship with food and our bodies… while enjoying a little chocolate in the process.

She lives in the Houston, Texas area with her husband of 23 years, their two always-hungry teen boys, and her stray-turned-princess pit bull named Grace.

Visit Amy at GracedHealth.com

The Graced Health podcast is about faith, food, and fitness as they relate to our overall health.

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