Day 54: Stick-Em-Up Stretch

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This exercise is a great way of decreasing the tension of the pec minor muscle, allowing the shoulders to roll back to a healthier posture, and decreasing any tingling and numbness in the arms that may be present. Do this exercise on a daily basis to fend off forward shoulders that ultimately lead to hunching of the upper back.

Step 1: Stand up. Move away from your desk.

Step 2: Raise your hands so that your elbows are bent at a 90 degree angle and your upper arms are parallel to the floor.

Step 3: Step into a doorway so that your forearms rest against the door frame.

Step 4: Put your feet together in the center of the doorway.

Step 5: Gently push your hips forward until you feel a stretch in your upper chest and shoulders.

Step 6: Hold this position without bounding for 30-45 seconds.

Step 7: Step away from the door and relax.

Reprinted from Deskercise! The Workplace Workout, by Dr. Todd M. Berntson

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