As a past sufferer of bilateral De Quervain’s wrist tendonitis I firmly believe in a healthy workstation.
Nothing will dampen your writing career faster than a repetitive strain injury. I urge all my writing buddies to be careful during Nano month and take care of their hands during those long writing sessions.
Please check out the resources below for important information on how to set-up an ergonomically correct workstation.
Guide to Setting Up an Ergonomic Computer Station on About.com by: Chris Adams This article shows illustrations with detailed explanations.
Good Desktop Ergonomic Software
RSI Guard I can personally recommend this program, I use it everyday. It tracks my usage by timing how long I’ve typed and used my pointing device. It forces me to take stretch breaks and even offers an auto-click option.
Free download of Stress Buster 1.2.0 –another break reminder software.
The Desk Trainer – 5 minute body/brain exercises
Compu Stretch helps users create a fully ergonomic workstation while providing informative training to prevent computer strain and stress injuries.