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Take A Stretch Break!

Take a 5-minute break away from your workstation every 1/2 hour!

  • Get up from your workstation and move around
  • Rotate your job tasks to avoid constant repetitive work
  • Try a few stretches*
Stretches for your...
neck shoulder/upper back lower back Upper Arms Wrists/Forearms Hands
Remember these basics while stretching:
  • Pain is not gain! Stretch until you feel a mild tension that relaxes as you hold the stretch. If a stretch hurts, ease up on the amount of stretch. Stop doing the stretch if you can not do it without pain.
  • Don't bounce! Hold each stretch 5 to 30 seconds.
  • Breathe slowly and deeply while you stretch.

*Consult your health care provider before beginning a stretching program if you have had any recent surgery, muscle or joint problems.

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