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Importance of taking breaks to avoid injuries

All workplaces should promote certain practices to help employees become more engaged with their work. All businesses in Ohio must give their workers regular breaks throughout the day as long as they work a certain number of hours total. By taking breaks regularly, employees can avoid distractions when behind their desks. 

Regular breaks come with several other benefits. They can also reduce a worker's chances of developing a repetitive stress injury. If workers must complete tasks for hours on end without any reprieve, it can soon lead to carpal tunnel and other problems. Breaks are vital components of the workday, so make sure you (and everyone else you work with) take them. 

Give your hands and wrists some rest

Many jobs these days occur behind a computer screen. Many people type all day for their jobs, but you need to give your hands a break. Constant typing can quickly lead to carpal tunnel. Even taking five-minute breaks throughout the day can do wonders for your health. Additionally, it is easy to face roadblocks where you do not know where to go for a project. Taking a quick breather allows you to return to your computer with a fresh pair of eyes. You will feel rejuvenated, and any discomfort you previously had in your wrists will go away. 

Reduce strain on your eyes

Spending eight to nine hours a day looking at a computer screen is not good for your eyes. You may develop vision problems in the long run, which necessitates glasses or contact lenses. To reduce the likelihood of this happening prematurely, you should look away from the computer often. You only need to look away from your computer for 15 seconds every 10 minutes to reap the benefits. All of these practices reduce fatigue. You may take more breaks, but you will be a more productive employee, which is what your boss wants above all else. 

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