$15 billion. That is how much businesses spend on workers’ compensation annually. The culprit: work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs affect our muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. The most common MSDs are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Tension Neck Syndrome and Muscle/Tendon Strain.
“Sitting disease.” It sounds daunting and office workers should be worried. A study published in The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times now recommends office workers move every 30 minutes. Prior to this study, researchers recommended office workers stand once an hour.
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Health and wellness are at the forefront of ergonomics and ergonomic design. Ergonomic experts and product developers create items that help ease back pain, improve posture and alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome sans surgery. There is one particular product on the market that improves your overall health – an ergonomic footrest from Score Pro 959.
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According to statistics, approximately 8 million people travel on a daily basis. Flying for hours on end can cause stiff muscles, a condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), heavy legs, and swollen feet and ankles. Those with poor circulation suffer most when traveling, however, thanks to cramped airplane seats and little leg room, even the healthiest among us experience leg pain. There is a way to ease your aches when traveling. Here are some:
Mousetrapper, a market leader in design and development of central pointing devices for computer work, has appointed Prestige International as an exclusive distributor of its range of central pointing devices in the United States.
After spending 8 plus hours in front of your computer screen, you may feel an aching sensation along your back. Most Americans spend too much time hunched over a keyboard, and that is one of the causes of chronic back pain. Add constant texting to your daily routine and you have another culprit. In fact, a Temple University study discovered that increased texting brings on a painful back, neck and shoulders. Let’s not forget the detriment of sitting all day at work. All in all, typing, texting and sitting for prolonged period of time can really hurt your back.
Thankfully, there is an way to alleviate those aches without surgery. Here are 7 solutions to ease chronic back pain.
The ergonomic industry is expanding. Developers are now creating ergonomic products for outside the office to improve every day life. From a visually appealing, ergonomic door handle to an ergonomic coffee mug, here are 5 of the most innovative, unique ergonomic products on the market.
After a long day at the office, it’s challenging to find the time and motivation to exercise. Top that with gym memberships, a long commute and, if you have a family, household duties and child rearing, it’s no wonder most of Americans binge watch television every night. Fortunately, there’s a solution to improve your health with minimal time — stretching at work.
Traditional keyboards are becoming obsolete thanks to ergonomic design. The switch is needed as more and more employees complain about carpal tunnel and shoulder strain. Between 2014-2015, there were over 55,300 of work-related musculoskeletal disorders reported, according to HSE statistics.
An ergonomic keyboard is an affordable and proven solution to decrease workplace-caused disorders and injuries. Here are other great health benefits to using an ergonomic keyboard: