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Stretch It Out

In today’s world, the majority of us are spending a great deal of time on the computer. As effortless as typing and clicking can seem, it’s shocking the range of physical pains and strains that can result from being on your computer.  To start this week off right, I thought it would be nice to share some stretches that are all extremely simple to do, but if practiced regularly can have major rewards.

HOW TO: Point Your Fingers (good for hands, wrist & forearms)

  1. Stretch your left hand out in front of you, pointing fingers toward the floor.
  2. Use your right hand to increase the stretch, pushing your fingers down and toward the body. Be gentle.
  3. Do the same with the other hand.
  4. Now stretch your left hand out straight in front, wrist bent, with fingers pointing skyward. Use your right hand to increase the stretch, pulling the fingers back toward your body.
  5. Do the same on the other side.

11 more desk stretches here: WebMD.com

In general, make it a point to take regular breaks from your computer every hour throughout the day. Take a quick walk, get a cup of tea or whatever you like! Just make sure it’s something enjoyable and entirely detached from technology so that you can give your body a true physical and mental break.

Hope everyone has a great start to their week!