This exercise program is designed to reduce the aches and pains associated with the stresses of job tasks and everyday activities.
The exercises are very simple to perform and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
These Flexibility Exercises should be performed at the beginning of each work day. Additionally, it is strongly recommended that the exercises be performed following breaks. Perform each exercise slowly and smoothly, hold for five seconds, then relax. Repeat each exercise five times.
Each exercise should be done to the point of feeling a comfortable stretching sensation.
Breathe normally while performing the exercises; do not hold your breath.
Bend to Right Side
Bend to Left Side
Stretch Arms Back
Stretch Opposite Shoulder
Stretch Arms Back and Down
Stretch Wrist Back with the Elbow Straight
Stretch Wrist Down with the Elbow Straight
Straighten Out Thumb
Bend Thumb Across Palm and Wrist Sideways
Make a Fist
Form a Fist, Raise Back Knuckles
Spread Fingers Apart and Together
Push Back Knuckle and Bend Finger Down
Smaller: Exercise Program Modified From:
Dr. Colt Murphy, Exercise Physiologist, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Lutz, Corporate Medical Director, Ethicon
Department of Engineering, Department of Health & Safety, Ethicon