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RR743 - Exercises to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort for people doing a range of static and repetitive work

Previous research has recognised exercise as an intervention that may be effective in reducing the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) amongst the workforce. The aims of this work are to undertake a brief review of literature to identify suggested exercises and any evidence of their benefit with the intention to compile a set of exercises that may be appropriate for inclusion in a leaflet or other publication.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2011-03-28