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Computer Kvetching and Stretching

Ideas and strategies to deal with stiff necks, aching backs, tingling down your fingers, eyes blurring and too much time in cyberspace..

Members: 43
Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2016

Social Networks are terrific but for many all this "quality" time on the computer can lead to all sorts of aches and pains when you are sitting on your rump for hours. . This group was formed to share the latest health information, tips and products for coping with the ups and downs of spending so much time in cyberspace.

Not only can you use this group to kvetch and stretch...but also to share your struggles with balancing computer time with personal and family time.

Feel free to also discuss how you have arranged your home office, or computer space to maximize comfort, decor and green living.

Discussion Forum

What is Ergonomics? 3 Replies

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc Jun 4, 2015.

What Scientists Say About Putting A Catcus Plant Next to Your PC 3 Replies

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by Cyndi Neumann Mar 24, 2013.

Tell Us About How You Plan Computer Rest Breaks: What Strategies Do You Utilize to Help You Move About More 3 Replies

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by Cyndi Neumann Mar 24, 2013.

Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Jan 15, 2013.

Computer Jokes for Nerds and the Rest of Us at 1 Reply

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by Keith Whalen Jun 11, 2012.

Dry Eyes 1 Reply

Started by Iris Salmins. Last reply by Happenstance Jun 10, 2012.

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Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on September 18, 2013 at 9:35pm
Looking for vintage industrial factory style chair/ stool with padded back , anyone selling one ?

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on September 18, 2013 at 9:06pm
Anybody experiencing IPad shoulder and upper back issues?
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on March 24, 2013 at 7:53pm

We all understand .
Comment by Cyndi Neumann on March 24, 2013 at 7:08pm

This does look like an appealing group as I know we all spend way to much time sitting at our desks and learning about and listing our vintage items.  

I do get up and down a lot of have a foot roller for my feet, it helps my neuropathy in my feet and for my rump I have an extra pillow.  

But, I still have to come and go a lot when  I am at my deskby getting up and moving around. I do chores or take photos to change things up with the old body! 

Good luck Everyone! 

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on February 12, 2013 at 12:44pm
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on November 5, 2012 at 8:11am

Scott, thanks so much for these excellent posts. Keep them coming, we sure do need this information.


Comment by Jeffrey Herman on November 5, 2012 at 7:13am

Hello Diane and Steve,

Thanks for starting this group. I'm always trying to educate other silversmiths as to proper ergonomics in the office and workshop. I e-mailed this group to my members of the Society of American Silversmiths.

Comment by Stately U Collectibles on October 16, 2012 at 6:59pm

I cleaned out my home office a few days ago. Freed up some space eliminated the stress of trying to find things. This waist so much time. I spend a lot of hours online and this requires a lot of sitting ; so comfort is one of the most important things to focus on. My solution is to get up and walk a little and stretch. Sitting down in one place to often can cause back trouble and Hemroids- (pardon me). Stimulate those muscles. I also use comfortable seating. Plenty of cushion.

I never let any office duty remove me of my wifely duties. I am first a wife to my husband and a mother to my kids. No money is worth loosing this! So I make sure I am not on here to much. The increase will come. And this computer will be here when I get to it!! 

God first, Then Family, Self, (THEN others-including business)

I let the main thing be the main thing in my life.

Comment by Barbara Hauger on June 11, 2012 at 9:12am

I spend many hours on the computer, and lifting and packaging heavy items for shipping, but thought my issues were minor.  I was quite surprised at a recent diagnosis of low back injury and neck compression.  Being a yoga instructor, I thought that I had the knowledge and core strength to avoid some of these issues.

I am therapy now twice a week.  Simple exercises and icing have helped, but I need to make my work station work for me.  Looking into a ball chair and a higher table for packaging.

Comment by Iris Salmins on December 21, 2009 at 5:11pm
Stand up. Hold your arms straight out. Your right palm should be up and your left palm down. Hold your head facing your right hand. Turn your head slowly toward your left hand. As you turn your head slowly move your right palm down and your left palm up. You should hear something like sand crunching in the back of your neck. Continue doing it moving your head simultaneously with your hands. This was taught to me by a chiro-ortho-neuro professor in the country of Latvia! It works.

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