From Texting to Tennis – Don’t Forget to Stretch
Author: Shannon Miller Lifestyle
Your forearms are responsible for moving your wrists and fingers, so it’s important to keep them feeling loose when doing different repetitive tasks such as:
- Racquet sports (tennis or racquet ball)
- Texting (OMG, LOL)
- Using a mouse (not the cheese eating kind!)
Check out the following stretches…
– Stand or sit with your back straight.
– Raise your arm so that it is horizontal to the ground, keeping your elbow straight.
– First try this – with your palm facing outward and your fingers pointing down, gently bend your palm back to feel the stretch in your forearm.
– Then try this – face your palm toward your body, point your fingers down, and gently
bend your palm toward your body to feel the stretch in you forearm.
– Hold stretches for 10-20 seconds.
– Repeat with other arm.
Of course, if you’re going to be doing these types of activities, it’s also not a bad idea to give your wrists a little extra attention. Check out 2 classic wrist stretches that are texter tested and OMG so approved LOL…
– Stand or sit with a straight back.
– Keep shoulders rolled down and back.
– Roll fists in a circle, gently.
– Move clockwise, then reverse.
Wrist stretch in a prayer position
– Stand up tall with shoulders rolled down and back.
– Place palms together in a prayer position.
– Gently raise elbows until you feel the stretch in your wrists and forearms.
– Hold 15-30 seconds.
– Then, place back of hands together and gently lower elbows to feel the opposite stretch.