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Benefits of Stretching
How to Stretch
Ergonomics
Online Stretches
Hand, Wrist and
Forearm Stretches
Copy Machine Stretches
Online RSI Resources
Stretching Software:
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Stretching Books
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How to Lift
Office Exercises
On-the-Job Program
The Busy Day
Weightlifting to
Lose Weight
Stories from Bill Pearl
Weightlifting Books
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Quick Walks
How to Walk
Fitness from Walking
Calories Burned Walking
Moderate Exercise
Exercise in the Office
Exercise Needn't Hurt!
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Online RSI Resources

Worldwide Web

ErgoWeb

http://www.ergoweb.com

ErgoWeb is the on-stop-spot for ergonomic information. This site is a must see for all interested in ergonomics. If you are doing research, customizing your workstation or just want to connect with others who can relate to your situation, it’s all here. The staff is friendly and well versed in the field.


OshWeb

http://turva.me.tut.fi/~oshweb/info.html

Oshweb is an index of occupational safety and health resources. The purpose is to provide a good starting point for locating occupational safety and health information.


Computer-related Repetitive Strain Injury

http://eeshop.unl.edu/rsi.html

This is an excellent site for sound ergonomic principles and the basics of RSI without being boring or academic. Webmaster Paul Marxhausen has had RSI problems since 1994 and urges people with any of the listed symptoms to “. . . run, do not walk, to your doctor or health care provider right away.” He is aware of the value of early diagnosis and treatment. There are links to other sites, products, and resources, including “FindADoc,” aimed at locating doctors specializing in RSI throughout the country.


Typing Injury FAQ: A Guide to Comfortable Computing

http://www.tifaq.com/

This is the granddaddy of online RSI information sites. Tons of information here, with links going off in many directions to all kinds of data on the subject. Lots of info on products such as keyboards, alternative pointing devices, desks and chairs, a very complete list of various software programs that will remind you to stretch while at the keyboard, and an archive of typing injuries.


Typing Without Repetitive Strain e-book

http://www.rsifree.com

Typing Without Repetitive Strain is a practical guide that helps you to eliminate repetitive strain naturally through revolutionizing your typing technique.


Amara’s RSI Page

http://www.amara.com/aboutme/rsi.html

Side effects from RSI of the digital age. This article describes methods, approaches and treatments that have helped others in dealing with their injuries. It contains definitions, symptoms, causes, treatments, ergonomics, resources and more.


Directory of Chiropratic and Bodyworker Suppliers

http://www.makura.com/health/index.html

Extensive list of products, services and resources.


Shelter Online

http://www.shelterpub.com

Shelter Publications’ website, with information on stretching, (including — ahem! — programs from this book), weight training, running, fitness in general, healthy cooking, and a variety of other subjects.


Internet Newsgroups

Sorehand

A very active newsgroup of people with computer-related problems. These are the people in the trenches. If you subscribe, be forewarned, you will get a ton of e-mail. Much of it is helpful and up-to-date — an example of the unique facility of Internet information exchange. The irony is that the helpful data comes to you through the same device that is causing the trouble.

To subscribe, send message “subscribe sorehand <your name>” to: listserv@listserv.ucsf.edu


C+health

Another excellent source of info on RSI, with contributors from around the world. There’s something unique and especially relevant about these personal accounts from many people with the same problems. The network of people helping one another is useful as well as inspiring, and the exchanges are more current than is available in any other media.

To subscribe, send message “subscribe c+health <your name>” to: listserv@iubvm.ucs.indiana.edu .

 
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