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Ergonomic Exercises - Releasing Tension

Exercise 1

Sitting, feet on the floor and hands on knees, extend legs and arms to full stretch, fingers and toes extended, then sit back and rest. Repeat

Sitting feet on floor
Arms and legs stretched

Exercise 2

Sitting, alternate toe touching, gentle stretching movement, one hand to alternate foot, other hand above head. The head should look up to the raised hand

Alternate toe touching

Alternate toe touching

Exercise 3

Time away from your work station is essential, walking will help you straighten your body and exercise limbs generally



Exercise 4

Sitting, both hands behind back, one over the shoulder, the other from behind the back, try to link hands. Change sides and repeat

Linking hands

Linking hands