Staying Healthy and Keyboarding

When you can't make it to the mineral springs because you have to tap away at the keyboard all day long, you can still avoid pain, discomfort, and agony in your muscles, cartilage, ligaments, joints, and tendons. You can still stay healthy.

Basically, you need to take a break. Stand up. Take a walk around the office. Grab a cup of coffee. Stretch. Move your hips. Do a few exercises in your chair. But you must interrupt the repetitive movements to prevent repetitive motion syndrome by making some movement.
Our friend Goober Writer, Geoff Hart, has a number of useful steps to maintain your health even if you sit using a keyboard and mouse for eight or more hours a day. Read them in:

Avoiding repetitive-stress injuries: a guide for the technical communicatorhttp://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping

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