Now that's a s-t-r-e-t-c-h
Published: October 31, 2003
|While spending hours pounding away at the keyboard may be great for your writing career, it can be tough on your body. For those who haven't worked into the wee hours of the night at a laptop slaving to meet a deadline, writing may not seem like a physically demanding occupation. Ironically, the biggest threat to writers' health may be in the lack of movement, making them especially prone to repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.|
Regular stretching, however, can head off hazardous conditions at the writer's desk and prevent serious injuries in the long term. Aside from the physical benefits like improved circulation and reduction in muscle tension, stretching can enhance mental alertness, minimize stress and even cut fatigue.
Sharon Miller Cindrich describes six beneficial exercises to do at your desk.