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HEALTHY COMPUTING EMAIL TIP 566: AWAKEN YOUR FINGERS

Do you often feel your hands or fingers getting stiff during a long day of working at the keyboard?  When preparing and updating involved spreadsheets, does your mouse hand and finger just ache for more movement?  Stop the stiffness and AWAKEN YOUR FINGERS.

 

HOW TO AWAKEN YOUR FINGERS:

Stand up and step a short distance away from your desk.

Reach straight forward and gently open and close your hands about 5 - 10 times.

Drop your hands along your sides and shake your arms and hands and let them relax.

Reach straight out to your sides and gently open and close your hands another 5 - 10 times.

Drop your hands along your sides and shake your arms and hands and let them relax.

Reach straight overhead and, again, gently open and close your hands
5 - 10 times.

Drop your hands along your sides and shake your arms and hands and let them relax.

With your arms hanging along your sides feel the tingling sensations in your fingers and hands.

Breathe while doing this exercise.

Do this or other large movements every 30 to 60 minutes throughout the workday.

 

The Institute for Holistic Healing Studies and Human Resources sponsor the distribution of Healthy Computing Email Tips. Copyright 2009 Erik Peper, Ph.D. and Katherine Hughes Gibney. Permission to copy and distribute Healthy Computing Email Tips for personal use is granted. Distribution or copying of Healthy Computing Email Tips for commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written consent of the copyright holders.
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