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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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Posture Exercises Phase 2

Posture Exercise Phase 2: Modern Desk Jockey Podcast Transcription Hey, Desk Jockeys, this is Dr. Kevin Christie. I’m going to keep it real short today on the intro. I want to jump into the posture exercises phase 2 that I promised you after our posture phase 1 episode. If you have any questions on any […]

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Posture Exercises Phase 1

How Posture Exercises Improve Your Health Hey desk jockeys, this is Dr. Kevin Christie again today – excited about today’s show on posture exercises. This will be a two-part series on posture and today will be episode one. And we’re going to jump into three things today that will help you with your overall posture. […]

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Wallet in Your Back Pocket Causing Your Back Pain?

From an early age, we are taught that wallets go into our back pockets. However, no one tells us that this can create problems for our bodies and is terrible for our sitting posture. Sitting with a wallet in your back pocket causes one hip to sit higher and creates a tilt of your pelvis. […]

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Recommendations For Airplane Travel With Back Pain

Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some point in their life and one-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. It is a growing issue in today’s society, and a main contributor is the increase in sedentary lifestyles. Back pain […]

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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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Entering and Exiting Your Vehicle

Entering & Exiting Your Vehicle Entering and exiting your vehicle is a potential risky activity for low back pain sufferers. Follow these tips to limit problems: To enter the vehicle, open the door and stand with your back to the seat, legs close to the side of the vehicle. For larger vehicles, you may wish […]

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Are You a Chest or Stomach Breather?

Respiration Assessment Test (Supine) This easy to perform test will give you an idea if you are a Chest breather (Bad) or a Stomach breather (good). Chest breathing refers to breaths from the top lobes of the lungs that use the chest muscles to inflate the lungs by pulling on the rib cage. In chest […]

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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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Physical Activity is More Important than Previous Back Pain Issues Regarding the Future

Methods. Participants answered questions about physical activity and low back pain, and performed physical fitness tests at the age of 16, 34, and 52 years. The fitness test battery included tests of endurance in the back and abdominal muscles, a submaximal bicycle ergometer test to estimate maximal oxygen uptake, and measurements of hip flexion, thoracic […]

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