Doing hand exercises can help increase the strength and flexibility of your hands and fingers, reduce tension, and improve blood circulation. Here are 10 hand exercises you can try:
- Stress Ball Exercise: Squeeze a stress ball or soft ball between your hands and hold it for a few seconds. Repeat this 10-15 times.
- Finger Stretching: Extend your hand and try to spread your fingers as much as possible. Hold for 5-10 seconds and then relax. Repeat 5-10 times.
- Palm Stretch: Place your hands together in front of your chest and press them together. Then open your hands and extend your arms forward. Hold for 5-10 seconds and repeat 5-10 times.
- Finger Flexion: Bend the fingertips downward toward the palm and hold for 5-10 seconds. Repeat 5-10 times.
- Finger Extension: Extend your fingers as far as possible and hold for 5-10 seconds. Repeat 5-10 times.
- Finger Rolling: Roll the fingertips on a tabletop in a circular motion. Do this for 10-15 seconds for each finger.
- Wrist Rolling: Roll your wrists in a circular motion. Do this for 10-15 seconds in both directions.
- Grip Exercise: Grip and release a tennis ball or hand trainer with your hand. Repeat this 10-15 times.
- Hand Flexion: Place your hand on the table with your fingers pointing forward. Then lift your hand and try to bend your fingers toward the palm. Hold for 5-10 seconds and repeat 5-10 times.
- Finger Movement: Move your fingers as if you are playing the piano or typing on the keyboard. Do this for 30 seconds and then repeat with the other hand.
Remember to take regular breaks and stretch your hands during long periods of computer use. It can help prevent injuries and alleviate tension and discomfort in your hands and fingers.