Ramapo Stress Interventions

Feeling Stressed, Time for a Stretch!

Shoulder Stretch

To stretch the back of your shoulder: Place one hand under your elbow. Next, lift your elbow and stretch it across your chest. Make sure not to rotate your body as you stretch. Once your stretching, count 15 to 30 seconds. You'll feel the tension in the back of your shoulder. Relax and repeat with other arm.

Upper Arm Stretch

To stretch the back of your upper arm and shoulder: First, lift one arm and bend it behind your head. Place your other hand on the bent elbow. This helps stretch your arm and shoulder. Make sure to hold for about 15 seconds. Relax and repeat with other arm.

Chest Stretch

To stretch your chest muscles: First, place your hands behind your head while squeezing your shoulder blades together and bringing your elbow back as far as you possibly can. Relax and repeat.


Standing Thigh Stretch

To stretch the front of your thigh: First, stand up straight and place one hand on a chair or a desk for stability. Next, grab one of your ankles and/or pant leg and bring it up as high as you can. Make sure to keep your back straight and your knees parallel to one another, always an upright position. Stretch for about 15 to 30 seconds and you'll feel the tension in the front of your thigh. Relax and repeat with other leg.


Group: Kristin Rocco, Alex Bridson, Lindsey Vargas, Michael Velez

PSYC 345-02