If You Use a Computer You’ll Want to Read This…

Computer users, get serious about exercising your hands and wrists

Building wrist strength can also help you prevent pain and injury. Here are several exercises you can use to build strength – whether you’re at home or in the office. Remember: this should not be painful – if you experience pain, talk to your doctor.

Desk Press

Difficulty =  Easy

  1.  While seated, place palms face up under a desk or table.
  2.  Press upwards against the bottom of the desk.
  3.  Hold for five to 10 seconds.

This exercise builds strength in the muscles that run from your wrists to your inner elbows.

Tennis Ball Squeeze

Difficulty =  Easy

  1.  Squeeze a tennis ball or stress ball firmly.
  2.  Hold for 10 seconds.
  3.  Repeat with your other hand.

Do this to strengthen your wrist.

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As always, wishing you the best of health!!

Joan E.

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∗ Warning:
there are many factors to consider before starting an exercise program. Please see your doctor before starting any exercise routine. Visit Professionals Health Connection to print these exercises to show your doctor and ask him/her for advice.

Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

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    1. Thank you Frank – I hope you get a chance to do some of these exercises – they can prevent the painful wrists associated with lots of computer use. Be sure to email us via the contact page if you have any questions. Keep up the good work!


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