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Home Remedies for Work-Related Injuries

Home Remedies for Work-Related Injuries

If you have musculoskeletal injuries such as neck or back strain or CTS, then try for home remedies when you first observe the symptoms. Here are the tips to relieve discomfort due to stress and overuse. 1. Give proper rest for the painful area. Don’t do the activities that intensify your pain and discomfort. Do [...]

Reduce Contrast to Avoid Eye Strain

Reduce Contrast to Avoid Eye Strain

You can greatly reduce the eye strain by reducing the contrast or the relative brightness of objects next to each other. You need to reduce the contrast of general viewing area, or background, when preserving adequate contrast at the desk or foreground. Contrast allows you to visually find out an edge. So, it is essential [...]

9 Ergonomic Rules to Set Up Your Workstation

9 Ergonomic Rules to Set Up Your Workstation

While setting up the workstation, you need to follow ergonomic rules to adjust the environment according to the individual needs. Ergonomic workstation ensures you healthy posture while doing your daily tasks, thus avoiding the threat of injuries. 1. Adjust your computer so that you are at an arms length from the screen. Adjust your monitor [...]

Some Myths About Bad Posture

Some Myths About Bad Posture

Bad posture is responsible for a host of ills ranging from chronic pain to varicose veins. To correct a bad posture, it is also necessary to correct some of the fallacies that have become attached to posture. Slouching looks bad, but it is not bad for health. Wrong. Slouching can cause shoulder and back pain, [...]

Tech Overload – What It Can Mean for Kids

Tech Overload – What It Can Mean for Kids

Kids today are required to be tech savvy – and it isn’t just peer pressure that makes them gadget friendly, even the way that education is imparted and entertainment consumed today is very much dependent upon technology. This then results in something known as tech overload – a situation that results in injuries, musculoskeletal discomfort [...]

Healthy Computing Tips for Kids

Healthy Computing Tips for Kids

Like it or not, the current generation of children is connected, and tech savvy like no preceding generation. They live with technology, learn from it, derive entertainment from it and increasingly they interact socially by using technology. With technology driving young people today, it is important to use certain healthy computing tips for kids that [...]

Yoga at Work to Enhance Wellness

Yoga at Work to Enhance Wellness

Sande Nosonowitz was the archetypal stressed and dissatisfied corporate, who decided that enough was enough when she quit working and discovered yoga – she now reflects upon how different her life would have been if she had discovered yoga earlier. She now offers other working individuals the chance to better their lives through yoga. Corporate [...]

Millions Impacted by Work Related Pain Disorders

Millions Impacted by Work Related Pain Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders that result from work related pain and discomfort are many – Tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tension neck syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome – these are just some of the work related ailments that affect millions of employees and consequently their employers as well. Not only the neck, back, shoulders, wrists, hands and arms, it [...]

Beware of ‘iPod-itis’

Beware of ‘iPod-itis’

With our computing tools, media and entertainment becoming ever more portable, we are exposing ourselves to health risks that we may not have thought of. Consider what technology can do to you – sitting at a desktop (and perhaps even more so for laptop use) for long periods puts you at increased risk of repetitive [...]

Are You Making These Common Posture Mistakes?

Are You Making These Common Posture Mistakes?

We all know the importance of maintaining a good posture to prevent workplace stress, strain and injury. And you may think that you are sitting correctly and maintaining a good posture for the most part in your work day, however it could be that you are making certain posture mistakes without realizing. Make sure that [...]