By Special Guest Mai Lyn Ngo, founder of

For many that work in an office, it's easy to forget to get up and move. Having worked in a corporate setting, it's crazy how hours can fly by, hunched over a keyboard while trying to meet deadlines, answer emails, and finish projects without so much as a bathroom break. Sound familiar?

Regardless of pressing deadlines, taking a few minutes for yourself throughout the day can improve your concentration, mood, and lessen stress. I worked with Cubefit Yoga, a corporate yoga company, to show you 8 simple stress relieving stretches you can do at your desk. And guess what? It's actually yoga! Anyone of any age, fitness levels, and experience can do it. Bendy pretzel bodies not required.

4 Moves You Can Do While Seated

You can do all of these seated poses in sequence or one or two when the mood strikes. They can all be done at your desk and don't require any equipment or even a change of clothes. While the moves may look simple, they do a whole lot of good for the body.


As a tenant in the HARWOOD District, you can also take these stretches to one of the many gardens throughout the neighborhood or to the gym! Hope you took away some great tips from this post. Trying any of these stretches will hopefully bring awareness to your body and how stiff it can feel after sitting for long periods of time. You only have one body, so show it some love. 


Mai Lyn Ngo is a Dallas-based food & fitness blogger with a motto all of us can live by: “I workout to eat.” She founded Deep Fried Fit to share her unconditional love of food and fitness, while promoting a balanced lifestyle of green juice and fried chicken. She hopes to inspire readers to step out of their comfort zones and try new things, whether it be a trendy restaurant or hot fitness craze. Mai Lyn has also been featured as an "influencer to follow" in several leading publications in Dallas; including Modern Luxury, CW33, D Magazine and GuideLive. When she's not working out, you can find her binge watching shows on Hulu or soaking up the sun on a patio with a cold one (in each hand).


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