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Work It Girl: Wrist Stretch

If you spend the majority of your days at a computer typing and mousing, chances are your wrists are not loving it. It's so important to give them a rest, so try this wrist stretch at your desk. You can do it on any surface, even on the ground, so if your coworkers think stretching is weird you can try it at home.

  • Stand next to a desk or some other stable surface that is lower than your hips.
  • Turn your hands around so your fingers are pointing towards your body and place them on the desk.
  • Keep your back long, relax your shoulders away from your ears, and walk your feet back a little so you feel a nice stretch in the front of your wrists.
  • After five slow breaths, slowly peel your fingers and hands off the desk (after about 20 seconds), give your arms a little shake, and circle your hands in both directions.
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Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
I just tried this too and it felt awesome! I do spend too much time in front of a computer.
shole shole 9 years
This is great! I have a band and find this one helps too: http://www.daily-exercise.com/bands_forearm_rsi_prevention
geohiker geohiker 9 years
thanks for this! I spend all day on the computer and some days my hands hurt terribly.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I need to do this-for sure!
ilovecandyfloss ilovecandyfloss 9 years
I used to do it all the time, but started again a few days ago! Just cos my forearms and wrist muscles get really tight....
adelka adelka 9 years
Just tried this and loved it. Thanks, Fit!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I am trying that right now! It looks like it feels so good :WOOHOO:
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