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New Programmer's Survival Manual by Joshua D. Carter

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Tip 20Treat Your Body Right
Brown Belt[​​Brown Belt] You don’t need to optimize ergonomics on day one, at least if you’re young. However, don’t put it off more than a year or two.

How is it that so many people get injured sitting behind a desk? It’s not like you pull a muscle when trying to lift an especially heavy line of code or bloody your forehead by whacking into a nasty program fault. Instead, physical injury for programmers is the sum of zillions of small things compounded over time—more akin to being pecked to death by ducks than going out in a bang.

Repetitive strain and stress-related problems are solvable. Like most problems, they’re best solved ...

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