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Tips to Prevent Workplace Fatigue and Injury

Tips to Prevent Workplace Fatigue and Injury

You can reduce your risk of injury by preventing workplace fatigue. When you perform boring or repetitive tasks, your brain is not the only part of you that gets tired. Your muscles, wrists and eyes are just some of the parts of your body that are being fatigued and...
Stopping Repetitive Strain Injuries Before They Stop You

Stopping Repetitive Strain Injuries Before They Stop You

Repetetive Strain Injuries Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI’s) is the name given to the damage we do to our musculoskeletal and nervous systems by frequent repetition of tasks requiring fine motor skills. Although not specific to computer and device use,...
How To Improve Productivity by Removing Clutter

How To Improve Productivity by Removing Clutter

Good Workplace Energy is Good Ergonomics. Ergonomics is about overall wellbeing as much as it is about injury prevention. The environment in your office should be conducive to safe and productive working habits. A cluttered environment can easily lead to feelings of...
Four Common Causes of Neck Pain (And How to Avoid Them)

Four Common Causes of Neck Pain (And How to Avoid Them)

Twisting your neck sideways, bending forward, scrunching your phone in between your shoulder and ear and” text neck” all place an unhealthy amount of strain on the muscles of your neck, shoulders and upper back. These are just some examples of bad...
Preventing Text Neck Syndrome

Preventing Text Neck Syndrome

Text neck syndrome is a name to describe the headache, neck pain, and shoulder ache that result from the extra strain from looking down at a handheld device for long periods of time. And those are just the short term effects.  In the long term, head forward...
Case Study: Improved Posture is Just One Observation Away

Case Study: Improved Posture is Just One Observation Away

I often find it difficult to believe that people who pride themselves on their awareness of ergonomics have put so little thought into the setup of their offices. Case study In an extreme example, a client was referred to me by his health care professional. He was...
The Risks of Sitting – is Standing Any Better?

The Risks of Sitting – is Standing Any Better?

A cursory search online will reveal countless articles on the risks of sitting. It’s true that sitting has risks but let’s separate the truth from the hype. Sitting for too long poses two different kinds of risks to your body: Sedentary behaviour risks...
What’s the Healthiest Working Posture?

What’s the Healthiest Working Posture?

It’s a legitimate question. We’ve all heard the saying, “sitting is the new smoking”. And we’ve seen the people in high tech move to thousand dollar standing desks. But the truth is, just replacing sitting with standing isn’t going to help you much. Why? Because it’s...