People make fun of me when I talk about extending my wrists' duty cycle, but I earn the vast majority of my living with the parts of my body north of my chin and south of my elbows, and those are all pretty fragile, easily-damaged parts of your body.
Ergnomic Trends' list of "8 Best Hand and Wrist Exercises for Computer Users" were largely familiar to me, but I'm seriously loving "thumb touches."
Thumb touches help to increase coordination in the thumb and forefingers, and also help to reintroduce blood flow back to the area:
1. Hold your hands outwards with your palms facing the ceiling
2. With your right hand, slowly bring your thumb to touch the tip of every finger
3. Repeat on the other hand
4. Return to the starting position
5. Repeat five times with both hands
Preventing Injury: 8 Best Hand and Wrist Exercises for Computer Users [Ergonomic Trends]
(via Four Short Links)
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