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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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I have been working in an office for the past 12 years. I have never had a problem with this condition except once. Overuse of the keyboard for like 12 hours. The key to avoiding it or dealing with it is frequent breaks. In a typical 8 hour day. I only sat at my pc for an hour tops. I'd get up, get something to drink, take a short 2 min walk around the office. goto the bathroom. Just anything to take a break from using my hands. My home pc has a gel pad below my keyboard for my wrists to rest on. My mouse pad has a gel pad as well to rest my wrist on. I think this helps alot. I hope i never have to deal with it. I know soo many who have gotten it and either had surgery or just deal with it. I just takes precautions now while i am still young to delay from getting it, or avoid it. I have been working at a desk from age 20 to age 32. I am 33 now. Its been about a year since i had an office job but i do use the computer daily for like 5-8 hours a day but as i said before. limit your time to an hour. no more than 2 hours. Give your hands a break. Everything on ur body needs rest after use. good luck to those who have it and/or don't.

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From what I know, it can happen randomly to any person throughout their lifetime.

Though, this is also something that is caused by strain. Many people who lift weights experience carpal tunnel, it is very unfortunate. Though in the fitness world, equipment has been designed to avoid putting continuous stress on the area. Though the safer alternative doesn't give the user better gains at all, sucks.

A barbell like this, can cause severe strain.



Where as a barbell like this prevents it, at the cost of a good workout.

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