Create An Ergonomic Home Office With These 5 Tips

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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:

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3 Household Tasks That Need an Ergonomic Makeover

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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.

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‘Text Neck’ Is A Real Pain in the Neck

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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. In 2016, 65 percent of the U.S. population used a smartphone to stay connected, particularly via texting and social media. Due to this, a new condition has arisen – text neck.

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Ergonomically Designed Office Reduces Worker’s Compensation Cost

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$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.

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6 Ways to Travel and Ease Leg Pain

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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:

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5 Simple Solutions to Treat Chronic Back Pain

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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.

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