Sitting for prolonged periods of time can lead to sore muscles, a bad back and even death. Now, a new study has also discovered that too much sitting can negatively impact your brain.
When back joints and limbs are misaligned we stress ligaments and muscles. That strain leads to pain. In fact, having poor posture and standing improperly can effect your back and body so negatively, it can ultimately lead to degenerative arthritis.
Being mindful of how you stand when at work, waiting on line or when carrying a child is the first step to living a healthier life long term. Here are some tips on how to stand properly to ease back pain:
As a new mom, your innate concern is to give your newborn everything it needs. From feedings to hugs and kisses to soothing your child when he or she cries, mothers give so much of themselves.
Sometimes this leads caretakers to disregard their health and avoid medical problems stemming from mommyhood. One of these conditions is New Mommy Thumb (de Quervain’s Syndrome), which causes inflammation of the tendons located on the thumb side of the wrist. New Mommy Thumb is the result of overusing your hand and picking up your child the wrong way. Thankfully, their is an ergonomic form to pick up your infant or toddler and prevent New Mommy Thumb, back pain and other mom-adjacent ailments.
Think about your work day and posture. Think about how you position your body throughout the day while at the office. Do you hunch over? Do you lean into your computer screen? Do you shift from the back of your chair to the front? If you’re nodding yes to each of these questions, you may also agree with the following: you have a bad back because of how you sit.
It is common to have a bad back after sitting for hours on end. Your back pain, however, progressively worsens when you don’t know how to sit correctly. Here are some tips to ease back pain and improve posture when sitting:
A recent study discovered that 43 percent of Americans worked from home just last year. That shift is impacting ergonomics and what we need at home to work efficiently with health and wellness in mind. You may work at home in your PJ’s but it’s still essential to utilize ergonomic office furniture and computer tools. Here are ways remote workers can create an ergonomic home office:
Driving can be stressful – and not just during Rush Hour traffic or terrible weather conditions. When driving on a daily basis, it can strain our bodies, particularly the neck, shoulders and back. Here are some tips to lessen pain and have a healthier driving experience:
An ergonomic office is essential for better health and wellness and to prevent work place injuries, such as CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome). But what about ergonomics outside of work? Did you ever consider that many of your daily tasks and enjoyable hobbies need an ergonomic makeover?
We have. Here’s some advice on how to improve your health when gardening, mopping and texting.
As a society, we thrive on technology and find it excruciating to live without our smartphones. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center report study, smartphone use is up by 35 percent since 2011, and 85 percent of smartphone users are younger Americans.
$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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