Stretch It Out

In today’s world, the majority of us are spending a great deal of time on the computer. As effortless as typing and clicking can seem, it’s shocking the range of physical pains and strains that can result from being on your computer.  To start this week off right, I thought it would be nice to share some stretches that are all extremely simple to do, but if practiced regularly can have major rewards.

HOW TO: Point Your Fingers (good for hands, wrist & forearms)

  1. Stretch your left hand out in front of you, pointing fingers toward the floor.
  2. Use your right hand to increase the stretch, pushing your fingers down and toward the body. Be gentle.
  3. Do the same with the other hand.
  4. Now stretch your left hand out straight in front, wrist bent, with fingers pointing skyward. Use your right hand to increase the stretch, pulling the fingers back toward your body.
  5. Do the same on the other side.

11 more desk stretches here:

In general, make it a point to take regular breaks from your computer every hour throughout the day. Take a quick walk, get a cup of tea or whatever you like! Just make sure it’s something enjoyable and entirely detached from technology so that you can give your body a true physical and mental break.

Hope everyone has a great start to their week!

16 thoughts on “Stretch It Out

  1. stretch it out ..and like Lisa always said ..and it’s always worked for me.. rub it out (the Bible tells you it too, that’s why I practice it) and for me ..twirling my thumbs helps for of the worst things we do is crossing legs or sitting on one…I have to conscientiously stop myself when I do..We do it without thought..which One always has to be careful of…lol :)XXOO

  2. Hi Annie! I know I mentioned the Mom’s Guide to you before, so I just thought I’d let you know that it’s officially published. I’m sure you know plenty of moms, and I know you’re passionate about healthy teeth!

    We really hope moms will pass it around through their blogs, so that it can be exposed to as many moms as possible. We’ve already gotten some great feedback, so hopefully moms everywhere will find a lot of helpful information in the Guide! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about it, in case you thought it might be helpful for someone.

    Here it is:

  3. P.S. I use my computer most of the time at work, and I always end up twisted some weird way. I need to remember to stretch every once in a while. :-)

  4. Such a great reminder! I used to do a daily stretching routine, but got out of it. It is very important though with all the time spent on the computer!

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