Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

When you know that someone in your family is sick, what do you do? If you are like many then you don’t drink after them. You spray everything with Lysol and make sure to wash your hands. You make sure they are covering their mouths when coughing and other things. You put them in one room and tend to their needs all while making sure you do everything possible not to catch their cold or whatever it may be.

However, sometimes no matter what you do, you still get sick. This is how you prevent getting sick, but what do you do to prevent you from getting RSI? What can you do? Is there some extra lengths that you can go to, in order to stay out of harms way of RSI?

Pay Attention to your Body

The answer is yes. There are some things you can do to help you to keep from getting RSI. If you use a computer all day, everyday then you need to pay attention to pain and fatigue. Stop when you feel these things coming on. It is very important that you listen to your body and know your limits.

If it hurts to walk on a injury to your foot, what do you do? Don’t walk on it, you will use crutches until your injury is healed. You do this because you are listening to your body. You will need to do the same things with RSI.

Posture

Another thing you can do is what your posture. Make sure your back is correctly alined at all times. If you slump then you will have some upper back, neck, or shoulder problems. It is just one of those things that you need to make sure you are paying attention to.

Take breaks. Get up and stretch your back, legs, arms, really your whole body needs to be worked out. If you sit for two hours straight then get up and take fifteen minutes to walk around the room.

Go to the bathroom and anything else that you need to do. This gives your body the much needed break and then you can go back to work. Don’t rest your wrists on anything when you type. Try not to bend them, keep them straight. It will put less tension on your wrist and keep them from getting RSI.

You will find many different things that will help you along the way. Not everything you can do is listed here, but it gives you a good start to knowing what you can do to prevent RSI.

You will also need to do other things as well. Like a regular exercise program will really go a long way. It keeps you in tune with your body and helps you see when things are not right. Your body is not something to take for granted. It is the only body you get and if you don’t take care of it then you will suffer. No one wants that, so take those necessary precautions to keep yourself healthy.