3 simple stretches to ease wrist strain

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Ease wrist strain

with 3 simple stretches

Set an alarm on your computer, ask a coworker, create an office challenge - any way you get it done…
TAKE A BREAK!

Take several in fact. Research shows that taking short regular breaks during your workday can boost productivity and encourage employee engagement (that means actually enjoying your work environment!!!). So go for a walk, take your lunch break, and try to add a potent stretch to your day that can alleviate potential repetitive strain injuries.

If you work at a computer, these three stretches are for you!

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#01 - Wrist Extension

Hold your arm straight with your fingertips pointing up in a “STOP” hand position.
Gently pull back on your fingers until you feel a stretch across your palm, wrist, and forearm.
Hold for a few deep breaths before slowly letting go.
Try pulling on each individual finger/thumb for a more targeted experience.

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#02 - Wrist Flexion

Hold your arm straight and bend your wrist so that the fingertips point down.
Gently pull the whole hand toward you until you feel a stretch across your wrist crease and lower forearm.
Hold for a few deep breaths before slowly letting go.
Try a few wrist circles to test out the new space you created.

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#03 - Double Down

Simply press the palms down on a tabletop with the fingers pointing toward you.
Spread your fingers really wide.
Lean back to catch the stretch.
Try changing the angle of rotation for a more personalized feel.

There you go - now go rest your eyes!