Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with
Healthy Computing Email Tips. Each week we provide hints to help you stay
healthier while working.
Sitting immobilized for extended time periods often deactivates our back
muscles even if we have good ergonomic chairs. Reduce discomfort when
you do SHOULDER ROLLS.*
HOW TO DO A SHOULDER ROLLS
Sit or stand comfortably erect. Slowly roll your shoulders forward in
large circles for 3 or 4 times. Then reverse. Make sure you breathe
comfortably and maintain relaxation in your whole body.
Then explore and play with different ways to perform shoulder rolls (e.g.,
rotate one shoulder more quickly than the other or rotate shoulders in
Remember: Keep breathing while rotating your shoulders.
Do this in your office, before meetings, on the bus or BART, or when
sitting in your car during rush-hour traffic.
*We thank Bernie Tano and Occupational Health and Safety for healthy back