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When Is Standing Too Much?

When Is Desk Standing Too Much? The new craze in standing at your desk has many asking if standing is for them, and how long should they stand for? Does everyone need a standing desk? I have had the opportunity to interview the CEO of Varidesk and the developer of another sit-to-stand option on my […]

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Health and Fitness for the Desk Jockey

In November I had the pleasure of interviewing three local fitness experts to determine their most valuable tips for the desk jockey to stay healthy. We are all well aware that prolonged sitting can be detrimental to your health, but what can you do to stay healthy if you have a desk job? Here is […]

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What is Active Release Techniques?

This is a podcast transcription from The Modern Desk Jockey that we host each week. Please forgive the grammar and transcription errors. For quick access to the podcast episode click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-modern-desk-jockey/id1139780808?mt=2 Hey desk jockeys, it’s Dr. Kevin Christie with another episode of the modern desk jockey. Today I will be discussing Active Release Techniques. […]

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Home Office Ergonomics

Proper Home Office Ergonomics Thanks to improved remote working technology and 24/7 connectivity, employee demand for flexibility, and cost-savings opportunities, 60 percent of companies offer to telecommute, working remotely from home on an occasional or regular basis, according to the latest benefits survey from the Society for Human Resource Management. Two decades ago, only 20 […]

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Is Your Foot Pain Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis: Podcast Transcript Hey, Desk Jockeys, this is Dr. Kevin Christie. Welcome to today’s show. We’re going to discuss plantar fasciitis. This is a common issue we’re seeing in most people including the desk workers. So we’ll touch base on what to look for, the different signs and symptoms that we’re dealing with and […]

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5 Tips for the Tired Office Worker

5 Tips For Preventing The Tired Office Worker Cycle We’ve all experienced it, haven’t we? You get to the office, start the day strong but go to lunch and come back feeling like you need to sleep for a week. This afternoon fatigue is a common complaint, and it can affect your productivity at work. […]

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The Effects of Sitting and What To Do About It

The Realities of Sitting Computer workstation ergonomics cannot be discussed without also discussing sitting and the adverse health effects it has on us. With the advances in technology over the past two decades, we are now sitting more than ever before. On average, we spend about 9.3 hours a day sitting, while only 7.7 hours […]

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What is Ergonomics?

What is Ergonomics? The word ‘ergonomics’ comes from the Greek words ‘ergon’ which means work, and ‘nomos’ which means natural laws. Ergonomics can thus can be defined simply as the natural laws of work. More specifically, ergonomics is the scientific study of designing the job and workplace to fit the worker, keeping in mind their […]

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Breugger’s Stretch: How You Can Combat the Effects of Sitting

The majority of America works sitting at a desk. The human body was designed to move and we now know that prolonged inactivity such as sitting at a desk all day increases your morbidity for many diseases. Fortunately there’s a way for you to relieve tight and sore muscles and improve your posture without leaving […]

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What is Text Neck?

Today’s society has relied upon text messaging, social media, and other applications via mobile devices to communicate for years, but recent research has shown that the increase in the use of technology could in fact be a major cause of neck pain. With proper posture, the human head weighs anywhere between 10-12lbs. When sending a […]

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