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Ergonomics: Stretches

Stretch to help prevent repetitive motion injuries and relieve the strain of standing or sitting for long periods.

Stretching refreshes muscles and nerves, relieving the strain of maintaining the same position for long periods of time. Use the stretching resources below to improve your workplace comfort, health, and productivity.

Don't just sit there!

Sitting is the most stressful of the 3 positions—standing, sitting, and lying down—that most people assume during the day.

If your job involves a lot of sitting, periodically get up, stretch, and walk around.

Stretching resources

Practice daily a couple of stretches featured in the resources below:

Notice: Ergonomics information, training, and services are intended exclusively for UC San Diego employees and affiliates.