Hello everyone, how’s your new week?
As usual, Monday will be the day we share simple solutions to relax at work for our office workers. And today, Drinkizz team will introduce to you the wrist relaxation exercise. If your co-workers have gone to work, don’t forget to invite them to practice together!
Why does the wrist need to relax?
Repeated typing on the keyboard and using the mouse causes the right wrist joint to work a lot. These manipulations are performed with high frequency and over a long period of time, leading to numbness, swelling, pain, and cramping in wrist muscles or joints. (1)
Therefore, your wrist needs to be relaxed. Relaxation exercises often have a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system. Nerves and sensory receptors are stimulated and messages are sent along nerve pathways through the spinal cord to the brain. At that time, the parasympathetic system will slow down the body’s activities, such as lowering the heart rate, regulating breathing, lowering blood pressure and reducing the amount of sweat.
When you relax completely, psychological stress will be reduced. As a result, antioxidant enzymes in the blood such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase… work better, helping to balance free radicals in the body. (2)
What are the benefits of wrist relaxation exercises?
Doing the movement for 10 to 15 minutes a day helps:
✅ Regeneration of energy!
✅ Soften wrist muscle group, better blood circulation, reduce carpal tunnel nerve compression
✅ When the wrist is relaxed, the pain of the wrist will be reduced, you will feel more comfortable. This contributes to helping the antioxidant enzymes in the blood work better, thereby contributing to the prevention of fatigue, lack of energy, aging and disease. (3)
Let’s do the wrist relaxation exercise:
✅ First, sit up straight in the chair.
✅ Next, make a fist and bring your hands parallel in front of you.
✅ Begin to rotate your wrist slightly for 5 to 10 seconds. Then change direction.
Note: Take it slow and practice for 5 to 10 minutes. Remember to invite your teammates to enjoy it together!