Exercise

Standing Stretches

Standing or sitting for long periods of time can make areas of your body sore. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try these stretches.   For the first stretch, place one hand on a chair or desk for stability. Grab one of your ...Read More

Seated Stretches

Standing or sitting for long periods of time can make areas of your lower body sore. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try these stretches. For the first stretch, bring one of your knees toward your chest. Use your hands to grab the ...Read More

Upper Body Stretches

Standing or sitting for long periods of time can cause soreness in areas of the upper body. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try these simple stretches. To stretch the back of your shoulders, place one hand under your elbow. Lift your elbow ...Read More

Forearm Stretches

If you’ve been painting for a few hours, you may need to take a break and stretch a little bit! This forearm stretch is helpful for us painters who sit with an extended arm all day. Working on a computer all day can cause ...Read More

Neck Stretches

Standing for long periods of time or sitting at a desk all day can take a toll on your neck. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple neck stretches throughout the day. For the first stretch, lower your chin to your chest ...Read More

A Guide to 10 Basic Stretches

Stretching safely   Stretching can be a key part of your exercise regimen. Stretching may increase flexibility and improve the range of motion of your joints. Before stretching, warm up with five to 10 minutes of light activity. Better yet, reserve stretching for after ...Read More
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