We love finding easy ways to stay fit and healthy at your desk, especially since extended periods of sitting are proven to be hazardous to your health. Here we look at four exercises from a doctor, yoga instructors and a doctor, designed to help you prevent wrist strain, a common malady for people seated at a keyboard for long periods of time.
1. Yoga Warmup for Mornings
Try these stretches in the morning when you first get to your desk (or get out of bed!) to get the blood flowing to your extremeties, and prepare your hands and wrists for the work they're about to do.
2. Golfers' Tips for Longer-Term Payoff
These tips for golfers are designed to help you build mobility and stability for injury prevention. Try it at midday, when you hit lunch or get up to grab some coffee.
3. Post-Office Yoga
Feeling the strain of the work day? This video of wrist stretches and relaxation will help you shake off the pain.
4. Doctor's Hand-Strengthening Exercises
In your spare time, try these doctor-recommended exercises for strengthening the hand and wrist, using common items like a rubber band or rolled-up sock. This will help you prevent strain in the long term.
Do you get wrist strain, or use any exercises to treat or prevent it? What other types of pain do you deal with at the office?