My arm is hurting but is it from blogging? Actually, because I should have frequent flyer miles from physical therapy I suspect the pain is from, once again, poor egonomics. Yes, I have been blogging, ebaying, working for the job, research,etc from the work station called the TV tray and laptop. A place without arm or back support that is only supposed to be used for quick email checks, etc.
I KNOW BETTER. I have a really nice set up in the basement, but alas, I admit I cannot watch an old movie while working. Oh, and did I mention cooking without burning something or eating dinner near the computer? You see, we have a no eating in the basement rule so my little snacking is reserved while I am upstairs.
Why do I share all of this with you? Because :
- It is a reminder and chastisment for me
- I don’t want you to fall into the trap of ignoring the correct ergonomics of blogging.
- I want to hear some of you solutions, good habits and positive reinforcements.
You know, I am a health educator by training and still function in that capacity. For me to go through these issues is like being in a car accident without my seatbelt. When you know what to do but do not do it that is not a good thing. Are there things you know to do but not doing as it relates to keeping healthy while online?
Ok, going to bed early tonight, that is another thing I must go back to doing.
I hear you. My chiropractor must love my lax ergonomic styles.
However, I have one tool that really helps. I didn’t buy it for the ergonomics, but it really helps. I’ve been using Dragon Naturally Speaking to write the first drafts of my blog posts. I keeps my hands off the computer so my arms and shoulders get a break. It’s also sped up my writing. It takes me about half the time to write a blog post.
We’re so love blogging, that we don’t like to move our legs, arms or do our neck and back exercises. But they are necessary and do help keep the blood circulation – so essential for good blogging too.
Thanks for the reminder.
you know i was just thinking about the old version I have. but could not get it to work right so I will get a newer version. Thanks for that reminder Andrea. how long did it take you to set up?
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I completely understand. Sometimes I go to be and wonder why my back and arms ache. Could it be that I’ve spent 13 hours in front of my computer.
I’ve recently purchased a time. I have been timing myself in 90 min. increments as a reminder to get up… walk out side and take a little break.