Experts agree that most people should stretch prior to any strenuous activity. Routine activities like typing or using the phone can lead to injury over a period of time, and stretching can help relax your muscles, as well as strengthen them to help prevent future injury. Stretching also increases circulation, which may help you feel better while you work.
When performing these stretches, make sure to go by the feel of the stretch - this is far more important than how far you stretch (or even how far others stretch). It's also not important to stick to a rigid schedule of stretching - feel free to browse our stretches and create your own stretching program. However, remember that stretching isn't for everybody. If you are currently experiencing pain, you must consult with your physician before doing any of these stretches, and if you experience any discomfort while doing these stretches, discontinue them immediately.