These exercises will not only help reduce wrist and shoulder strain
from long days at your computer, they will also improve flexibility and
- SHOULDER SHRUG: Place arms down alongside the body and breathe
in through the nose. Raise shoulders to your ears and hold for five
seconds; as you breathe out through the lips, push shoulders down and
engage your back muscles; hold for five seconds. Repeat two times.
- SHOULDER AND UPPER BACK TONE AND TIGHTEN: Breathe in and as your
breathe out, raise arms out to the sides, palms facing down. Force the
arms back and up to create tension; hold for ten seconds, then release
arms and move them back to the sides. Repeat four times.
- THE SWIM: Place both arms out in front, palms facing each
other. Breathe in as you sweep your arms to the sides of the body
parallel to the floor and push back. Breathe out as you bring your arms
forward. Repeat five times.
These exercises were excerpted from our 3-part On The Go Guide
Series. These brochures feature tips on Nutrition, Fitness and
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