Stretch It Out

Preventing Computer RSI Through Movement


Close and Cover your Eyes for 30 seconds every 30 minutes then look away from the monitor for 30 Seconds - Look as far away as possible - Far Far Away

Neck - Flex NOT Roll

Slowly flex your head forward and backward; left and right; then turn your head to the left and right.

Shoulders - Roll

Roll shoulders forward for a count of ten then backward for a count of ten.

Arms and Shoulders

Extend arms in front and push the air

Wrists - Carpal Tunnel Alert

Roll your wrists regularly, around every hour or so. Roll the wrists 10 times clockwise, then 10 times counterclockwise. Especially important when doing a lot of typing!

Squishy toys can be rolled and squeezed GENTLY! The idea is to stretch and relax the hand, not exercise it.

Thumbs Up!

Track pads and hand held devices lead to sore thumbs and wrists. Learn keyboard shortcuts; switch to a mouse from time to time; use your index fingers for a change. Roll those wrists and thumbs!!

Legs, Yes, Legs!

I know, you don't use your legs to control your computer but they're just sitting there for hours! Roll your ankles when you roll your wrists, can you do both at the same time? Now, stretch your calves. Press down on the balls of your feet (point your toes) then flex your toes up and press down on your heels. Better yet, get up and walk around the room or walk in place for a minute!