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Arm Reach and Rotation (Shoulders and Upper Back)37 Just like the lower back, the upper back and shoulders become stiff with many daily activities, and are often a source of poor posture (which also affects your ability to breathe!). A simple stretch that will loosen these muscles is the arm reach and rotation stretch. Begin by sitting in a sturdy, armless chair with your feet flat on the floor. Hold your arms in front of you at shoulder height with palms facing outward. Relax your shoulders, keep your upper body still, and reach forward with your hands. Stop when you feel a stretch or slight discomfort. As your flexibility increases, try crossing your arms and interlacing your fingers. This will give you a deeper stretch.

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Arm reach and rotation [photograph]. National Institute on Aging at NIH. Retrieved from

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