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17 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Holiday Spirit Without Holiday Back Pain: How to Wrap Presents Ergonomically

Here comes the holiday gift wrapping season!  You can take the easy way out and just use a gift bag and tissue paper but if you believe in wrapping presents there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure the presents are wrapped while minimizing your risk of back, neck, shoulder, or […]

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15 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

DIY Network Commercial Misses the Mark on Promoting Safety

Recently while watching a program on the DIY Network I saw a DIY self-help mini-program/commercial* detailing how you can protect yourself while doing all those DIY projects and was appalled at the serious mistake shown repeatedly!! Great concept DIY Network. Yes, personal protective equipment is needed even for the most basic tasks. However, every single […]

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06 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ergonomic Issues When Using Small Devices

Mobile Phones and Tablets In today’s technologically advanced world we spend more and more time on our mobile phones and tablets and less time on traditional computers. With this change to small devices come some ergonomic issues: * Getting your hands and eyes to focus on the small screen at the same time means hunching […]

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30 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Is Flying Economy Bad for your Back?

Is Flying Economy Bad for your Back?

          Myth: Flying economy is bad for your back . Truth: Okay, no one could ever say that airline seats were build for comfort – no myth there. However, there is no research that flying economy is the cause of your back pain nor is there research that flying business keeps […]

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11 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Protect yourself from aches and pains at your next conference!

I recently attended The Power Conference, a Maryland Women’s Business event, and consequently have been thinking a lot about how to protect myself (and you!) from the aches and pains that can accompany an all day or longer affair. But fear not! Follow these few simple tips and you can confer and network in comfort! […]

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02 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Using your mouse effectively and safely.

The most common work-related musculoskeletal forearm/elbow syndrome lateral epicondylitis, is actually something you might have heard about, but never remembered (maybe it’s the name). You may recognize this syndrome by its nickname – “tennis elbow”. According to WebMD, “tennis elbow” is characterized by a significant pain in one’s elbow due to overuse of forearm and […]

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29 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ergo-tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable

Step 4: Keyboards and Mice may be pains in backs! After making sure your feet are well supported, scooting your buttocks back in the seat, and adjusting your chair’s lumbar support are you still having back, neck or shoulder pain? Did you know it may have nothing to do with your chair? One of the […]

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22 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ergo-Tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable!

Step 3: Once you scoot, then you judge: If you are slouching in your chair, the backrest needs to be adjusted. Move the backrest forward enough that it supports you in an upright position., while allowing you to lean back against the chair. Move the lumbar support up or down so that it lines up […]

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08 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ergo-Tips Series: Take 30 seconds to make your desk more comfortable!

Step 1: Swinging feet = Pulling spine Take a moment to check how you are sitting. Are you at the front of the chair, or sitting back against the backrest? Are you sitting upright, or slouched like a teenager? Most people sit with their chairs up too high, causing them to sit at the edge […]

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01 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Hands on the Keyboard- A guide to preserving your wrists.

You’ve probably been using a computer for over a few years. But take a second to jog your memory and remember the first time you ever used one. You might have had no idea where to place your arms and hands on the keyboard. It was probably difficult to get used to the mouse and […]

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