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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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.