Typing away for hours can lead to stiffness and pain in the wrists. The aim of this exercise is to ease the tension and minimize pain in the wrists through loose hand movements.
Sit or stand upright with your upper arms hanging down by the side of your body. Lift the underarms to a horizontal position and let your hands hang with the fingertips pointing downwards. Next, flip your hands with the palms facing upward and then flop them down again.
Continue this movement at a consistent speed, vigorously moving your hands and palms up and down as if you are air-drying your hands. Flip-flop your hands like this for 20 – 30 seconds, flipping your hands approximately one time per second. Keep the shoulders down and relaxed throughout the exercise.