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June 22, 2009|Karen Voight

If you're one of those people who sits in front of a computer for hours, typing away, try this simple yet effective way to release tension in your forearms, wrists and fingers. Make a habit of taking breaks throughout the day to perform this exercise. When your hands and arms are relaxed, you'll feel less stress in your neck and shoulders.

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Karen Voight

1Sitting in your chair, back away from your desk and bend your arms to a 90-degree angle, bringing your elbows close to your waist. With forearms parallel to the ground, tuck your fingers in and squeeze each of your hands as tight as possible. Hold for 5 seconds.

2Open your hands as wide as possible, spreading your fingers apart. Flex your wrists by moving your fingers up and back, simultaneously pushing your wrists forward. Hold for 5 seconds, trying to keep your hands fully stretched. Repeat this move three times -- and remember to do the exercise 5 or 6 times a day.

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Voight is the creator of a line of fitness DVDs, including "Sleek Essentials."

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karen@karenvoight.com

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