Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Webmaster’s Guide to Better Health — 101 Tips and Resources

A good resource for topics in Addiction, Carpal Tunnel, Diabetes, Dieting, Eating Disorders, Emotional Problems, Ergonomics, Exercise | Self-Help, Sexual Issues, Stress ...

"You probably made New Year resolutions, because — if nothing else — you’re superstitious. But, those resolutions don’t happen telepathically. You’ve got to make an effort to meet those goals at least halfway to fulfill them at least fifty percent. But the Webmaster has special problems, as this job requires long hours and a ton of frustrations. Those hours are filled with stressful clients, server emergencies, and browser incompatibilities. What do Webmasters do to stay healthy, both physically and mentally?

You may smoke, drink way too many energy drinks, eat too much or you don’t eat enough just to cope with all your work-related woes. But don’t sweat it - we’re here to help with 101 tips and resources geared specifically to a male or female Webmaster’s physical and mental health problems. Although the following list provides great information, these sites don’t take the place of a health professional. If you fear the worst, don’t hesitate to see a professional about your worries. If you are in medical crisis please contact your doctor, therapist or dial 911 (or equivalent local emergency number in your area).

The list below is categorized by topics listed in alphabetical order. The links are also listed alphabetically. The numbers mean nothing other than to let you know that we’ve provided 101 tips and resources to help you become the healthiest and happiest Webmaster around!

... Carpal Tunnel

Do you have carpal tunnel syndrome? Are you sure? If you have this ailment, do you know how to alleviate the pain? If you’re not afflicted, do you know how to prevent it? The following sites may point you in the right direction to answer these carpal tunnel questions:

12. Mayo Clinic’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This site explains carpal tunnel syndrome, its symptoms, treatments and prevention in an easy-to-understand tutorial.
13. MedlinePlus’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: MedlinePlus provides a resource-heavy explanation about carpal tunnel, including tutorials in Spanish.
14. Carpal Tunnel Exercises: This is a very simple site that holds an exercise you can do to help prevent and ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.
15. Carpal Tunnel Surgery: WebMD offers a concise explanation of what you might go through if you choose surgery to relieve your carpal tunnel syndrome.
16. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Learn more about what carpal tunnel is and isn’t all about from MedicineNet.
17. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet: “You’re working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you’ve had for months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm…” Although this page begins like a novel, their information about how to avoid this problem and how to treat it is factual."    (Continued via WHDb)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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