Day 33: Extended Arm and Hand Flexibility Series

This exercise is especially beneficial because it uses your arms, wrists, and hands. While it might seem complicated at first, it won't take you long to get into a nice steady rhythm. You can do each step five to ten times, or you can complete one set and start again from the beginning. 

Step 1: Extend both arms straight out from your shoulders in front of you with your hands relaxed. Slowly flex your hands upward as if making a "stop" motion. Hold for the count of five. Relax.
 
Step 2: Now, with your arms still out in front of you, make a tight fist with both hands. Slowly bend your wrists downward with fists closed. Hold for the count of five. Relax.
 
Step 3: Stretch your fingers and whole arm out for the count of five.
 
Step 4: With your fingers still flexed, turn your palms sideways facing each other and spread your arms out to your sides to stretch horizontally for a count of five.
 
Step 5: Bring your arms back in front of you with your palms facing up. Use one hand to gently bend back the fingers of your other hand. Hold for a count of five then switch.
 
Step 6: With your palms still facing upward, bring your fingers to the heel of your hand in a cupped position. Slowly slide your fingers up your hand to uncurl.
 
Step 7: With hands cupped again, turn your arms sideways facing each other again, and then rotate inward to a down-facing position and back up to sideways. 
 
Step 8: With arms still facing, fold your forearms inward toward your body to cross over your chest. Tuck your hands under your arms to hold them in place, and then slowly squeeze your shoulders back. Relax.
 
Step 9: Let your arms fall loose at your sides and give them a good shake.
 
See the complete library of Workplace Fitness exercises.
 

You may like these other stories...

In the 12 years Virginia Hilton has been teaching yoga, she has heard from countless CPAs who are intrigued by the idea of practicing the ancient discipline, but think they're not flexible enough, or that yoga might be a...
On any normal day Katie Bailey, audit manager at CPA firm Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC (DOZ) in Carmel, Indiana, would definitely consider herself an active person. She runs 20-plus miles a week, logs lunch hours in...
A recent study by RAND Corporation that was published online in the January issue of the journal, Health Affairs, revealed that when it comes to workplace wellness programs, there may be a distinct difference in the type of...

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Jul 31
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom helps beginners get up to speed in Microsoft Excel. However, even experienced Excel users will learn some new tricks, particularly when David discusses under-utilized aspects of Excel.
Aug 5
This webcast will focus on accounting and disclosure policies for various types of consolidations and business combinations.
Aug 20
In this session we'll review best practices for how to generate interest in your firm’s services.
Aug 21
Meet budgets and client expectations using project management skills geared toward the unique challenges faced by CPAs. Kristen Rampe will share how knowing the keys to structuring and executing a successful project can make the difference between success and repeated failures.