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HSE Bulletin 9 - Management of Stress 3

HSE Bulletin 9 - Management of Stress 3

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Finger stretch
Working hard at your desk? To avoid getting soreand worn out, take a stretch break every 20 to 30minutes. Relaxed and focused after stretching,you may actually complete your work faster andmore accurately.If you spend lots of time clutching a pen or typingon a keyboard, start with the finger stretch.Separate and straighten your fingers until you feela stretch, keeping your hand in alignment withyour wrist (left). Hold for 10 seconds. Next, bendthe end and middle knuckles of your fingers (right),keeping your hand and wrist in the same position.Hold for 10 seconds. Relax and repeat.
Back scratch
It may look like you¶re scratching your back, butyou¶re really stretching the back of your arm.Reach behind your head and place your handon your upper back, keeping your arm close toyour ear. Gently hold your elbow with your opposite hand. Pull your elbow toward the backof your head and reach your hand toward themiddle of your back until you feel a gentlestretch. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds. Relax.Repeat on other side.
Arm and shoulder stretch
Press your hands away from your body to stretchyour arms and shoulders.Lace your fingers together and turn your palmsfacing out. Straighten your arms in front of you.Hold for 10 to 20 seconds. Relax. Repeat
SHE BULLETIN NO. 9
Accidents could happen due to reduction inAccidents could happen due to reduction inconcentration or fatigue, which is often causedconcentration or fatigue, which is often causedby among other things stress.by among other things stress.Reduce workplace stress by doing a simpleReduce workplace stress by doing a simplestretch to relieve tension.stretch to relieve tension.
 
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hest stretch
This stretches the muscles of your chest, upper back and the back of your neck.Lace your fingers together behind your head, bringing your elbows back as far as possible. Squeeze your shoulder blades together until you feel your muscles stretching. Hold for 20 seconds.Relax. Repeat.
Side neck stretch
To stretch the muscles along the side of your neck, face forward and look straight ahead. Tiltyour head toward one side, gently pushingyour ear toward your shoulder. Hold for 10 to15 seconds. Lift your head into a normal,upright position. Relax. Repeat three to fivetimes on each side.
Head turn
To stretch the muscles along the side and back of your neck and at the top of your back, start facingforward. Slowly turn your head and look to one sideuntil your chin is parallel with your shoulder. Be sureto keep your shoulders straight ahead. Hold for fiveto 10 seconds. Return to your starting position andrelax. Repeat twice on each side.

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