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Workouts at Office

Are you a computer programmer, a computer user and compulsive surfer? If yes, it's for you.

health and fitness Updated: May 07, 2003 20:40 IST
PTI

Are you a computer programmer, a computer user and compulsive surfer? You can benefit from exercises that strengthen your wrist, forearm, finger muscles and joints. Continuous and prolonged use of keyboard can predispose you to the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS). The carpal tunnel syndrome affects the nerve at the wrist and causes pain and swelling.

The following exercises can be done right at your workstation. Avoid bouncy, jerky movements. Don’t force yourself into any posture that hurts.

Hands and Wrists

Try the following stretches. Each exercise can be performed for ten to fifteen counts, for each hand. The whole set can be repeated two to three times a day:

Fore arm flex

Fore arm extension

Wrist rotation ( both clockwise and anticlockwise)

Finger open and close

Open fingers and close one at a time with a squeezing motion

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(Source: Webhealthcenter.com)

First Published: May 07, 2003 20:40 IST