MineFit has developed a basic set of seven stretching moves for employees to use on-site. Monica Pampell, our MineFit Head Coach, visited a mine site today to teach this stretch and many others, to the workforce. All of the selected stretches and exercises are effective and easy to do before and after shifts, as well as on lift equipment
Stay tuned for more stretches and exercises as part of the broad MineFit initiative for this year, now including photos which are highly relatable to workers.
Next in this series is the Side Bend.
This helps open the sides of the back, where the longest muscle in the body is attached at the armpit and the hip. It reduces shoulder and hip problems by creating length in the middle of the body, ensuring shoulders aren't pulled forward and hips are better able to extend and flex.
Perform 10 to each side, and take a deep breath every time you reach your hand to the floor, lengthening from neck to ankle and making the body into the shape of a C.