"Short, frequent breaks," is

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"Short, frequent breaks," is the mantra of anyone who's suffered from respetitive stress injuries (RSI).

Of course, I never listened and now I'm paying for that inattention. My hands and wrists burn from too much typing and mousing. This condition can lead to all sorts of nasty remedies including casts and surgery, so I'm trying to nip it in the bud.

My desk is outfitted with rolled up towels to position my hands properly; my computer beeps ever 30 minutes to remind me to take a break. A friend taught me some of her therapy stretches and shared hints on heating and icing my overworked tendons.

So now I'm listening. Short, frequent breaks! Ah, the computer's beeping. Gotta go.

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