Computer Workstation Stretches

The following exercises are designed to stretch the joints and muscles that are shortened while you work at a computer.

  • Hold each stretch for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Be sure to keep breathing while stretching.
  • Repeat each stretch two to three times.
  • Repeat these stretches every one to two hours while working on the computer.
  • Get up from your computer and walk around every two to three hours.
  • Each stretch should be done slowly and carefully. They should not hurt.

Ref: N. Baker & K. Jacobs (1999). Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Occupational Department

Additional Resources for Performing Stretches