Day 54: Pampering Your Pinkies
You're at the computer most of the day. When you're not typing on a large keyboard, you're texting on your smartphone. Those digits get a workout and it's important to keep them in top shape. Today's daily fitness exercises focus on the fingers, improving dexterity and coordination.
Step 1: Touch the fingers and thumbs of your right hand to the fingers and thumbs of your left hand.
Step 2: Keeping your fingers touching, straighten your fingers and push your hands together.
Step 3: Relax your hands, bending your fingers and moving the hands apart (but still touching fingers).
Step 4: Repeat 20 times.
Finger Dance Step
Step 1: Place your fingers flat on your desk, fingernails facing up.
Step 2: Raise your thumbs and cross them over the other fingers in the hand, reaching toward the baby finger. Return thumbs to starting position.
Step 3: Raise your index fingers and cross them over the other fingers in the hand, reaching toward the baby finger. Return index fingers to starting position.
Step 4: Continue with your other fingers, all reaching toward the baby finger. When you get to the baby finger, raise it and stretch it out, away from the hand.
Step 5: Repeat 20 times.
Step 1: Support your hand by bending your right arm at the elbow and placing the elbow on your desk. Fingers should be straight and pointing upward.
Step 2: Curl your fingers to your palm by bending fingers at the top joint closest to the finger tip, then bending middle joint, and finally bending knuckle joint.
Step 3: When fingers touch the palm, hold in this position for a count of five.
Step 4: Return to starting position and repeat 20 times. Repeat entire exercise with your left hand.
You can find more finger exercises at www.NimbleFingers.com .
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