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Get up and move after 30 minutes of sitting.  This is very important in avoiding blood clots in your leg(s) and changing the pressure on your spine.  If anything from your waist down starts to tingle, get up and move around.  

Set a timer since you’ll be so absorbed in your writing that you won’t notice you’ve been sitting too long without moving. 

Make sure your feet have contact with a flat surface and not “hooked” onto the chair legs or rungs.  Sitting with your legs forming a 90-degree angle puts the least pressure on your spine plus you’ll subconsciously sit up straighter.  Keep in mind the height of your table/desk and the distance between you and the keyboard which affects the angle of your arms and pressure on your wrists.  The less you extend your arms out straight in front of where you’re sitting, your shoulders should be less tense the close your arms come to a 90-degree angle while your hands are on your keyboard. 

Drink plenty of water (that’s good for general health); it will help make you get up and walk a short distance periodically. 

For a minimal cost, you can purchase a set of light weights, i.e. 3- to 5-pound hand-held bar bell style.  Whatever your health permits you to do, focus on the shoulder area; try to use your arms differently than in front of you keyboarding.  It will also help if you get up our of your chair and do “walking squats” while holding these weights straight down and close to your body.  Simply roam slowly around your house or “do laps” around your living room rug as you do lunges. 

When you take a break, take a break and distance yourself from your computer.  (also see ‘drink plenty of water’ to help with this  J)

 

Carole Bailey

PANAMA CITY, FL

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