Thursday, June 15, 2006

Learn to stretch out at your office's desk

Stretching for health ...

"You've heard it before – get up from your desk occasionally to shake out the kinks – but really, who's got the time?

You do, say the makers of ergonomic software, if you want to prevent repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. When the software is installed on a computer, it generates reminders to stretch at whatever interval the user selects.

A recent Google search of "ergonomic software" drew more than 7 million hits. Experts say that when you're doing repetitive motions such as typing, stretching exercises can help prevent injury. Most programs urge computer users to stretch periodically and provide written instructions as well as an on-screen animated figure who demonstrates each stretch."   continued ...   (Via Northwest Herald)

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