Day 26: Wrist stretches can prevent injury

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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.
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