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 K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.