KT Tape

You’re probably only familiar with KT Tape from seeing Olympic athletes covered in it every four years, but it has many applications that may surprise you, like putting it on your wrist to help ease the pain of Carpel Tunnel. I’ve used it off and on over the last year. I only need it when I’ve spent an unusual amount of time in front of the computer with no end in site. My wrist usually starts calling for a time-out. Unfortunately there’s still a lot of work to do, so I tape it up and usually don’t have any problems getting through the home stretch. Give it a try, you might like it.

Stand Up!

I’m a standing animator. This is out of necessity rather than a healthy choice I made as a result of seeing a video like this. I wish I saw this video a few years ago. Is career longevity important to you? Then go get one of these desks and change your bad habits before it’s too late!

Yoga for Animators

Here’s something a little different. Three videos that focus on stretching key areas that are affected by long days of sitting in the same position animating. The first video features Sandy Blaine, the in-house yoga teacher at Pixar Animation Studios and co-director of the Alameda Yoga Station.