This exercise is great to prevent pain, especially if you work in an office and are at risk of suffering repetitive strain injuries.
To do the finger lift exercise, do the following:
- Place one hand on the table, palm side down.
- Raise your thumb up as far as you can stretch it, hold for a few seconds, and then return to the starting position.
- Do the same for each individual finger.
- When you have completed the exercises for one hand, do the same with your other hand.
Remember to keep your palm on the table all the time.
The beauty of this exercise is that you can do this while talking on the phone or while engaging in other office activities where you have one hand free.