Tendinitis, productivity, trackpads and dictation

If you notice that it’s been a while since I’ve been posting, it’s because I’ve been having trouble with elbow tendinitis and the possible onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. So, I have to restrict the amount of use I make of my computer. The keyboard isn’t nearly so much a problem since I have Dragon Dictate.

However, I have been making some adjustments in my computer equipment, such as getting the Apple Magic Trackpad to ease some of the difficulties I have with my mouse. And, I have added several new exercises to my routines.

Between some equipment changes, chair adjustments, rest and exercises, I’m getting the issue resolved and should soon be back to higher productivity. In fact, I should have some new posts for you later today or tomorrow.

Meanwhile, for those of you who occasionally experience the same problems I’m embedding some excellent videos below that shows some great exercises for both wrists and elbows.

Before you go to the videos, though, I’d like to take a moment to plug Dragon Dictate again, and also highly recommend that you check out Apple Magic Trackpad. I’m not ready yet for a long review post, but I’ve reviewed Dragon Dictate a couple of times before, (see the latest review here — it has all the links you need.) and they’ve just published a new version that’s even faster and easier. Of course, most of my readers are on the PC, so for you guys, it’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I have a copy of the PC version as well as my much-used Mac version and think it’s even better than the Mac one. (Don’t tell Apple that I cheat on them with Windows from time to time!)

As far as the Apple Magic Trackpad goes, I think everyone is going to want one of these sooner or later. There are a lot of moves you make with a mouse that eventually give you trouble with your elbows, and the trackpad eliminates a great deal of them. Right now, I’m finding it convenient to use both mouse and trackpad in conjunction with one another. It’s working very well.

And, no, there are no affiliate links in the above recommendations. Just want you to know about this stuff.

Without further delay — here are those videos.

Tennis Elbow Treatment Exercises Level #1

Tennis Elbow Treatment Exercises Level #2

Tennis Elbow Treatment Exercises Level #3

Tennis Elbow – The Best Stretch

Funny office video

I was looking around for some examples for an article I planned to write on having fun in the office and how it led to increased productivity. I found this video that CISCO placed on YouTube and just couldn’t wait to share it.

It may not increase your productivity today, but it will probably tickle your funnybone.

(Please don’t try these antics in your own office. The people in the video are obviously well-trained professionals. 😉 )

Sharing a video on website promotion…

I ran across a YouTube video by an author, Janis Pettit, whose articles I’ve published on superperformance.com on several occasions. It’s titled “How to Turn 1 Article into an Avalanche of New Traffic, Subscribers and Leads”

It will be obvious at the end that the video was made to plug a new program she’s created on her website. However, the video content is excellent information and education in website marketing, and I’m passing it on to you for that value. Also, you might find you like her offer. Who knows?