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Gimme A Break

Keeping yourself in mint condition.

This story appears in the January 1998 issue of

Chances are, many of you are pretty faithful to your work area. So faithful, in fact, that you spend most days shifting a mouse, cradling a phone against your shoulder--and keeping yourself planted in your chair.

All that loyalty might help your business, but your body probably won't appreciate a repetitive stress injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. "Most of the people who get these injuries are sedentary and just use their wrist or elbow and not the whole arm," says Robert Rettig, DC, of Rettig Chiropractic in Irvine, California.

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