Typing Games Limb & Body Stress Reduction exercises.These typing games are stress reduction exercises. They were developed for high volume keying activites. If you use these warm up exercises, and if you follow the advice of the "Little Professor" in the NimbleFingers keyboarding program, we will quickly have you happily typing away.
Exercises both break the monotony and relieve tensions. (See Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for more information.)
You need to warm up your fingers and body muscles before starting to type. Then you need to take breaks, and engage in stress reduction activities. At least stretch and get the blood flowing again.
Click a "body part" on the image, or
select an exercise from the list.
These are simple exercises that can be
used to relieve stress and tensions. They
are more like typing games than true
What makes these Nimble Fingers
games - exercises unique is that they
can be accomplished from your desk.
If you get a few "weird looks" blame
it on the folks at Nimble Fingers!
A recent government study offers several suggestions for reducing touch typing tensions. These are discussed below. See Disclaimer.
No gain with pain. Stretching should never cause pain, especially joint pain. If it does, you are stretching too far. You need to reduce the stretch so that it doesn't hurt.
Mild discomfort or a mild pulling sensation is normal. Don't ignore pain. If pain occurs, you are doing something wrong.
Never "bounce" into a stretch; make slow, steady movements instead. Jerking into position can cause muscles to tighten, possibly resulting in injury.
Avoid "locking" your joints into place when you straighten them during stretches. Your arms and legs should be straight when you stretch them. Do not lock them in a tight, straight position. You should have a small amount of bending in your joints while stretching.
Progress. You can make progress in your stretching exercises. The way to know how to limit yourself is that stretching should never hurt. It may feel slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. Push yourself to stretch farther, but not so far that it hurts.
You are trying to keep limber, not improve your strength. Remember, we are talking about gentle exercises that you can perform in your office environment.
Safety. If you have had a hip replacement, or for that matter, any problems, check with the doctor before attempting body exercises.
Typing Game Exercises - Typing Tips
This site is not offering medical advice. The objective of the typing game exercises in the www.nimblefingers.com web site is to make learning touch typing fun. The exercises are not intended to render medical advice. Nor or we prescribing medical treatment of any type.
Users performing the exercises discussed in this web site are doing so at their own risk. If you experience pain or discomfort while performing these exercises stop and consult a physician.
Avoid eyestrain. We often forget to blink our eyes when looking at the monitor. So, Shut your eyes. Then open you eyes and look up.
Try these exercise. Spend a couple of minutes and try some of the exercises shown in the www.nimblefinger.com web site. They will help reduce tension and stress. And of course, remember to smile. Smiling releases tensions. You, as well as the people around you, will feel better.
Make adjustments. Check your distance from the keyboard. Adjust your chair when necessary to avoid a common problem – that of sitting too close to the keyboard. Also, adjust the angle of your monitor to minimize glare.
Tired eyes. Eyestrain is very tiring and will result in an increased number of errors. Remove excessive paperwork, and do not let direct sunlight in from windows that will result in screen glare.
Time Out! After keying several exercises, take a break. Ask yourself how you are doing? Are you satisfied with your progress? It takes time to correctly develop typing skills. Do not type for more than an hour at a time, as you might become tense and tired.
Typing Posture. Elbows should be relaxed and near your body. If your elbows are spread outward, the first finger (the index finger) tends to glide off the keys.
Arms reaching up. Your arms should reach up to the keyboard at the same slant as the keyboard. Wrists should be low, with fingers curved. If your wrists are bent, errors tend to occur on the bottom row.
Sagging wrists. If your wrists sag, top-row errors are likely. Do not rest your wrists on the table top or keyboard. Keep the wrists up, at a constant angle with the keyboard.
Have fun Learning a valuable skill can be enjoyable. Check out the finger dexterity and the stretching exercises.
You can do it! With practice, you can learn to type like a pro.
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