Dr. Taraneh Razavi, Google Staff Doctor, has a post on discussing RSI (repetitive stress injury). I think especially in technology firm, RSI is a common injury for our modern office work – and often a hidden one until you find out the hard way. The posts has couple of quick tips:
— Breaks should be taken every 30-45 minutes for at least 5 minutes. If you need assistance there are free downloadable timers that will help remind you to do so.
— Stretch your arms, hands, neck, and back during breaks. This yoga site demonstrates some exercises. Other sites are listed below.
— Maintain posture alignment. Don’t slouch on the couch with the laptop.
— Work stations should be reviewed initially and with each office move. Adjust your chair, monitor, keyboard, mouse, laptop. Alternate keyboards and mice periodically.
It’s good to see Google’s staff doctor is sharing this to us, instead of keeping this in the internal memo list.
Avoiding RSI – [Official Google Blog]