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My Macbook Desk


by Joe Wallace

When I was much more active as a music journalist, I interviewed Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos about carpal tunnel syndrome issues for musicians. Carlos has never had a day’s problem with carpal tunnel, which shocked me since he’s been drumming since the 60s.

“What’s your secret?” I asked, and the reply was so simple I didn’t believe it at first–I kept waiting for him to add something to his reply. But at least in his case, the secret is simply to change up the height and arrangement of the drum kit often to avoid using the same muscles over and over again over an extended period of time.

How does this apply to freelancers?

I don’t work at the same desk with my Macbook for very long. Continue reading My Macbook Desk

Health Special For Writers: Yoga


Take a break from your work without leaving your desk with My Daily Yoga — a terrific online yoga site that demonstrates a variety of exercises you can do at your desk. Choose from “everyday yoga” or “RSI yoga” which is designed to help prevent repetative stress injuries such as carpal tunnel. This is a great way to get a few minutes of exercise in without getting too far off track. Put it in your “favorites” today!

The standard warning of be careful with any exercise stuff, do at your own risk and consult a physician before exercising if you have been inactive or have any possible health conditions applies to this and all other exercise related posts here–in other words–be careful.