Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life Updated 12 April 2013 Keep computer hands healthy If you spend your day behind a computer keyboard, you're at risk of developing a hand-numbing condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. 0 iStock Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid If you spend your day behind a computer keyboard, you're at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. This hand-numbing condition usually results from swelling in the wrist caused by repetitive hand motion.Take action:Take breaks and exercise your hands and wrists every hour; switch hands and change positions often; make sure you work in a “wrist neutral" position (wrist joint straight, not bent up or down) – several types of aids are available to achieve this, including a cushioned wrist rest, a keyboard tray that adjusts to a position below the work surface, and new, ergonomic keyboards; and use the correct body posture. Visit the Healthy Workplace Centre NEXT ON HEALTH24X Experience a contact lens that feels like nothing 2016-10-24 12:49 More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe. Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.