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Stretching

Some benefits of stretching:

  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improves range of motion
  • Improves circulation
  • Promotes better posture
  • Relieve stress

Stretching Reminders:

  • Stretching is a part of an overall strength, exercise and conditioning program.
  • Target major muscle groups and focus on muscles and joints being stretched
  • Hold each static stretch a minimum of 15 seconds, perform dynamic stretches for 1 minute; perform stretches 3x per side
  • Take your time, and move in a slow and controlled manner
  • Focus on a pain-free stretch
  • Relax and breathe freely

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Disclaimer: Consult with your primary care provider prior to engaging in physical activity. Anyone experiencing work-related pain should contact the Occupational Health Center.


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