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Help My Arm Hurts From Blogging?

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.

5 comments to Help My Arm Hurts From Blogging?

  • 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.

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