In an article at BellaOnline, Ergonomics Editor Marji Hajic provides a list of 10 Steps for Avoiding Repetitive Strain Pain. The 10 steps are based on a previous article from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (10 Steps To Combat Low Back Pain), with modifications for the “computer athletes” who battle the every-day stresses and strain of working at a computer or desk job all day.
Here’s the list:
- Identify Negative Stresses
- Make Yourself Mobile
- Increase Strength
- Perform 20 Minutes of Aerobic Exercise Daily
- Pay Attention to Posture
- Sit Up Straight
- Use the Proper Ergonomic Set-Up
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep
- Warm-Up Before Physical Activity
- Live a Healthy Lifestyle
For detailed explanations of each of these steps, read the complete article.