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Benefits of Stretching

Stretching is just about the simplest of all physical activities. It is the perfect antidote for long periods of inactivity and holding still. Regular stretching throughout the day will:

  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce anxiety, stress, and fatigue
  • Improve mental alertness
  • Decrease the risk of injury
  • Make your work easier
  • Tune your mind into your body
  • Make you feel better!

If You Are Injured

Please note: If you have an injury or any type of recurring soreness see a doctor or health care provider now. These stretches are not intended to cure serious problems. If you have the symptoms of a repetitive strain injury, some damage has already been done. If you do not take the right steps, damage could be permanent.

Excerpted from Stretching at Your Computer or Desk © 1997 Bob Anderson, Jean Anderson, and Shelter Publications, Inc., Bolinas, CA

  1. Stretching for flexibility 
  1. Lifting for strength 
  1. Moving for stronger heart and lungs and better circulation
These activites are designed to be done in and around the office.

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