5-Minute Fitness: Hand and Wrist Stretches

These simple stretches target often-neglected hands and wrists and can help golfers and others improve strength and flexibility.

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Praying hands

1 Place palms together in a praying position with elbows touching and hands in front of your face.

2 Slowly spread elbows apart, keeping palms pressed together, and lowering hands to waist height. Stop when hands are in front of your belly button or you feel the stretch.

3 Hold for 10 to 30 seconds, then rest and repeat.


Wrist flex

1 Extend one arm in front of you at shoulder height.

2 Keep palm down, facing the floor.

3 Release wrist so fingers point down.

4 With free hand, gently grasp fingers and pull them back toward your body.

5 Hold for 10 to 30 seconds. Then rest and repeat with other hand.

This article is featured in the July/August 2022 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

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