Which brings me to my other favorite pastime: stretching. I envy those of you who don't need to stretch and wonder how your muscles and tendons don't just snap. Also, I can't imagine the constant pain that you are subjected to on account of being less than limber. Then again, perhaps I am just saddled with an inferior chassis.
More often than I would like my boss or co-workers catch me doing some cubicle stretching and I've come to grips with the fact that they see this as a bit odd. Instead, I am finding different ways of using the office furniture with which I've been supplied to aid in my constant quest for stretchitude. For example, those legs on the rotating chair are very useful for stretching the calves (as long as you hold on to the back of the chair and prevent it from suddenly slipping out from under your foot). The desk, when clear, can be used for an effective ITB stretch when one places ones leg outside-of-the-ankle side down (I recommend using the mouse pad for cushioning of the ankle bone), knee bent on a 90 degree angle, then rotating the opposite hip until a full stretch is attained.
The other thing to which I must confess is that I've actually come to enjoy tying my shoes more than any one person ever should. I get the absolute best hamstring stretch when performing this operation and will sometime retie my shoes for no other reason than to get that hammy-whammy nice and loose. It's weird how I can't get as good a hamstring stretch when actually doing the wide variety of hamstring stretches that I'm sure all of us (except those limber freaks already mentioned) have done countless times. Downward dog? Yeah, whatever. That canine can chew my shoes for all I care, for at least then it would offer me yet another opportunity to stretch the hams.
How are your office stretches going? Any effective techniques you'd like to share? What about stealth? Are you like me and no longer care about getting "caught", or do you time your stretching to coincide with your co-workers smoke breaks and the like?