Your Personal Best: Upper back stretch

Many of us are using laptops, tablets and phones for long periods of time, which often means hunching forward and putting strain on neck and back muscles.

Dr. Milady Murphy has an upper back stretch that can help counteract all that stress, and you can do it almost anywhere.

Here’s how:

  • Sitting or standing, place your feet hip-width apart
  • Relax your shoulders back and down
  • Entwine your fingers, with palms facing inward
  • Reach your hands forward at shoulder level and hold for 5 seconds, feeling the stretch in the upper back and neck
  • Bring your palms back to center
  • Repeat two to four times

If you feel any pain, stop immediately. If the pain persists, consult with your doctor.

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