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 Pin It iStock Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Join Talk forums » Ask CyberShrink » Ask GynaeDoc » 10 strange ways to stay healthy 5 body trouble spots 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 More in Lifestyle 10 ways to perk up your day More: WomanYour life advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover Frank.Net - save on life insurance! advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.