Day 26: Wrist stretches can prevent injury

 

If you have concerns about straining your wrists, getting carpal tunnel syndrome, or facing other nasty wrist issues due to keeping your hands glued to a keyboard all day, you'll appreciate learning that there are some exercises you can do that help prevent all of these issues.
 
Start with a warm up to loosen your wrists, then do some stretches.
 
Step 1: Raise your hands to chest height.
Step 2: Shake your hands like you're trying to shake off something sticky that won't let go.
Step 3: Separate and straighten your fingers until the tension of a stretch is felt. Hold for 10 seconds.
Step 4: Relax, then bend fingers at the knuckles and hold 10 seconds.
Step 5: Interlace your fingers in front of you.
Step 6: Rotate your hands and wrists clockwise 10 times.
Step 7: Repeat the rotation counterclockwise 10 times.
Step 8: With your right arm held straight out, turn the palm of the hand up.
Step 9: Reach under your forearm with your left hand and hold your right thumb and inside of palm.
Step 10: With your left hand, slowly turn your right hand out and down until you feel a mild stretch.
Step 11: Hold the stretch for 10 seconds.
Step 12: Repeat for your other arm.
 
Reprinted from Stretching in the Office.
See the complete library of Workplace Fitness exercises.
 

You may like these other stories...

Step 1: Turn on some fun dance music.Step 2: Stand with your feet slightly apart and bend your knees. Jump up and down for 30 seconds.Step 3: Do jumping jacks for 30 seconds, clapping your hands as loud as you can over your...
Step 1: Grab something with some weight to it – a book, a ream of printer paper, a hand weight if you have one. Step 2: Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart.Step 3: Hold the book out in...
 Step 1: Hold on to a wall at arms’ length. Step 2: Grab your right ankle with your knee flexed. Step 3: Stretch the anterior thigh by bringing the heel toward your buttock. Keep your knees close...

Already a member? log in here.

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Sep 24
In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.
Sep 30
This webcast will include discussions of important issues in SSARS No. 19 and the current status of proposed changes by the Accounting and Review Services Committee in these statements.
Oct 21
Kristen Rampe will share how to speak and write more effectively by understanding your own and your audience's communication style.
Oct 23
Amber Setter will show the value of leadership assessments as tools for individual and organizational leadership development initiatives.