At the workstation, or on the job, a few
minutes of stretching every day can help
relieve stress, relax tense muscles and re-energize
Here are a few simple and effective stretches
you can do anytime, anywhere to add more
physical activity into your life. You'd never
guess it could be this easy! Make sure you
read and follow a few simple guidelines before
you start stretching.
Tips for safe stretching:
- Stretch slowly.
- Remember to breathe
- You should feel
a gentle stretch in the muscles, sharp
pain is a sign of overstretching.
- Hold each stretch
for at least 15-20 seconds, or until you
feel the muscle relax.
- Repeat each stretch
2- 3 times.
- Avoid bouncing
or jerky movements during stretching -
be patient and allow the muscles to gently
lengthen while you hold the stretch.
- Relax your mind
and the rest of your body as much as you
can - enjoy the sensation.
- Maintain good
posture while stretching - sit up straight,
stand tall - see diagrams.
If you feel...
- Loss of strength
STOP exercising and contact a Physician/Health
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