Did you know that long fingernails can be an ergonomic and health safety hazard? Long fingernails real or acrylic, when keyboarding, naturally force hands and wrists into unnatural postures. With long nails typing is done with the fingers in an extended position instead of a relaxed curled position A hard nail does not give the same control or tactile feedback that one gets from the flesh of the finger tip. This awkward posture can greatly increase the risk of a repetitive stress injury.
Also researchers have found that artificial and natural nails longer than 3 millimeters beyond the tip of the finger, or the length of a pencil tip, carry more harmful bacteria and yeast under them than short nails.
You do not have to forgo style and beauty. You can have it all !! Just trim your nails to a length (less than 3 millimeters) allowing you to keyboard with your fingers in a relaxed posture. Also, be extra attentive to the nails when washing and get underneath them to make sure that they are clean. You will still look great and you will feel great also!