Day 59: Overhead stretch
by AccountingWEB on
We're going to reach above our heads and do some stretching, but first, Dr. Todd Berntson, author of Deskercise! The Workplace Workout, has some stretching advice.
Tip #1: Don't stretch your muscles too far. Stretch only to the point where you can feel a mild pull on the muscles. Stretch too far and you can cause muscle tears and a reflex tightening of the muscle.
Tip #2: Don't bounce while stretching.
Tip #3: Warm up before stretching your muscles. This can be done by moving slowly at first, intensifying later. Get up and walk around a bit, or go up and down a flight or two of stairs or march in place, working your arms as well as your legs. If you are stretching, begin by stretching slowly and deliberately but only as far as where you begin to feel the muscle pull. You can even add a layer of clothing to increase body temperature (go ahead - put on your coat for a few of these stretches before you begin the exercise repetitions).
Ready for the stretch?
Step 1: Stand up.
Step 2: Lace your fingers together in front of your chest, palms facing away from your body.
Step 3: Keeping shoulders down, reach your arms over your head.
Step 4: Straighten your arms, and try to pull your tailbone down, keeping your torso straight.
Step 5: Look straight ahead; try to feel the stretching on both the front and back of your torso.
Step 6: Hold the stretch for 10-30 seconds.
Repeat five times.
This exercise can also be done while sitting at your desk.
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...
Upcoming CPE Webinars
This webcast will include discussions of recently issued, commonly-applicable Accounting Standards Updates for non-public, non-governmental entities.
Excel spreadsheets are often akin to the American Wild West, where users can input anything they want into any worksheet cell. Excel's Data Validation feature allows you to restrict user inputs to selected choices, but there are many nuances to the feature that often trip users up.
In this session we'll discuss the types of technologies and their uses in a small accounting firm office.
This webcast will include discussions of commonly-applicable Clarified Auditing Standards for audits of non-public, non-governmental entities.