Healthy Computer Habits

Healthy Computer Habits

In this highly computerized world, more and more people of all ages are experiencing aches and pains that come from sitting at a computer for long periods of time. These aches and pains are felt in the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, wrist and elbow joints. In some cases, the nerves to the hand become compressed, causing weakness and/or tingling in the fingers. 

Early warning signs: weakness, numbness, discomfort, pain. 

Reasons for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI): 

  1. Posture - Slouching is not good and can lead to strain and tension.

  2. Office set-up - Keep everything close to you, especially your keyboards and mouse. 

  3. Worker technique - Be gentle with your keyboard and your mouse. Pounding on the keyboard and gripping the mouse too tight will cause tension to your hand and wrist. Also, sit back on your backrest. 

  4. Work habits - Change positions often. Stretch throughout the day, especially for pain areas.

    Tips for improving:
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