Working on laptop or computer all day long can take a toll on your health. No, we aren’t talking about how it may harm your eyes, but how your hands, wrists, and fingers start to ache, your thumbs jam or become numb, and many even experience swelling in their fingers and arms.
In addition to the bad posture we often adopt by working on our laptops for long periods, there can be several health issues that can arise. Simple hand exercises can prevent or even treat mild hand and wrist injuries for those who spend a lot of time on computer.
Performing these simple exercises daily will keep your muscles relaxed-
Shake it out
If you have been sitting for a while, shaking your wrists and hands time and again is a great way to increase blood flow and relieve stiff joints.
Fist to hand
Stretching out the whole hand with the fist to hand stretch is an excellent way to relieve joint and muscle stiffness.
When a thumb touch is made, it helps to increase coordination in the thumb and forefinger, as well as to increase blood flow in the area.
Basic Wrist stretch
An excellent way to reduce wrist stiffness is to perform the basic wrist stretch, especially after many hours of typing and writing.
Thumb Flexion and Extension
Stretching the thumb and extending the thumb are great ways to target the thumb specifically, which can become stiff during long workdays.
The exercises that increase the strength of your grip are excellent for increasing the strength of your hands, forearms, and wrists. Working on your grip also helps strengthen your wrist, which helps protect it from repetitive strain injuries.