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Stretches to Ease Back Aches and Fatigue

Overhead stretch

  1. Stand comfortably with your feetshoulder-width apart.
  2. Looking straight ahead, raise both arms over your head and reach toward the ceiling. Do not allow your head to tilt back.
  3. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, then lower your arms to your sides.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William S. Marras, PhD, CPE - Ergonomics
Last Revised May 31, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: May 31, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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