How can I prevent myself from getting an RSI?

One of the key reasons that people end up with an RSI is that in today's workplace computerization, automation and work specialization have become so commonplace. The same task is done over and over for hours at a time. Today's computer worker rarely takes a break from typing, because even when a mistake is made, more typing is needed to correct the problem. Thus, one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent an RSI from occurring from repetitive activity is to regularly stop and stretch the muscles and tendons that are being over worked. A few seconds of stretching every 15 minutes is all that it takes to give your muscles a break.