Position yourself at Work

  There’s a natural tendency to lean forward toward your computer, which puts strain on your back,” says Melanie Kinchen, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and medical director of Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine, Tex. “Sit back in your chair, use a lumbar pillow (try bodybolster) and slightly elevate the knees instead of slanting them […]

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Posture

Originally posted on The world of fitness through my eyes:
Do you have poor posture? So many people do not realize how important posture is. Do you get headaches at work all the time, while you sit at your desk for 8 hours? Do you have low back pain, shoulder pain, or bad knees? If…

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Check Yourself Out in the Mirror

Most of us are so accustomed to hunching over our desks, computers or handheld devices that we don’t even know what good posture is. “Look in the mirror. If your palms face your thighs with the thumbs pointing ahead, that’s good posture,” says Brill. “But if your palms face backwards, you’re probably slouching.” To see […]

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Beat Back Pain Blues

Practise year-round abdominal conditioning focused on your core   BY SHAUN KARP, NORTH SHORE NEWS AUGUST 26, 2012     DURING the dog days of summer, the rush to cram in a few more outdoor activities often takes precedence over structured fitness routines. Many indulge in this reprieve, reaping the benefits of healthy bodies cultivated throughout […]

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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Doctors Find High Risk of Injury and Illness in Office. August 29, 2012

Illustration: Simon Letch. WORKERS who compensate for spending hours in front of a computer by using ergonomic chairs, standing desks and good posture are still likely to suffer back, neck, wrist and shoulder injuries, while also increasing their risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes, doctors say. Increasing computer use almost negated the benefits of […]

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