Prevention is Better than Treatment
Now that most people spend a lot of their time doing repetitive motions, such as Gaming, Facebooking, Twittering, using social media and all other types of interactions with computers, musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, can happen outside the workplace.
You do not want to end up in pain for the rest of your life, so remember to take a break at least every hour from typing activities.
If you must spend your day sitting, as some people do, such as stenographers, remember to stand up at least once every hour. While sitting, try to maintain your lumbar curve. In other words, don’t slouch.
Sitting and the Prostate
Standing frequently throughout the day is especially important for men. There is new research that links prolonged sitting to swelling of the prostate or prostatitis, and there is also research that links prostatitis to prostate cancer. Prostatitis can affect the sexual health of men usually beginning at about the age of 50; so all you men out there, stand up at least once every hour.