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Employee Benefits and Perks for Small Business Owners

By Brent Kruel | August 11, 2021
Employees Enjoying themselves in the workplace

As a small business owner, you know one of the challenges facing you today is hiring and maintaining a quality staff. Retaining employees is even more important to small businesses, considering how much time, energy, and money goes into training them, and given the fewer resources a small business has compared to a larger company. …

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How Ergonomics Affects Employee Productivity

By Brent Kruel | August 3, 2021
Man sitting in a box with bad ergonomics

What is Ergonomics? Ergonomics is the “science of making things fit people”, according to Medicinenet.com. The science of ergonomics borrows from many different fields, including anatomy, mechanics, physiology, and psychology to create conditions that promote physical safety and effectiveness. Ergonomic designs, for example, a standing desk, allows people to work comfortably while avoiding the risk …

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The 3 Reasons Why Addressing MSK Conditions in Your Employees Should be your Number 1 Priority in 2021: Cost, Quality, and Access to MSK Care is Devastating the U.S. Workforce

By Brent Kruel | July 27, 2021

Contents What are Musculoskeletal Conditions (MSKs) and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)? Back Pain; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS); Plantar Fasciitis; Sciatic Nerve Pain; Shoulder & Neck Pain; Migraines & Headaches; Sprains & Strains; Tennis & Golfers Elbow; Tendonitis; and Chronic Pain Why Should Employers Make an MSK Program Their Top Priority in 2021? 1. Costs: The total …

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3 Key Factors in Employee Benefit Programs for Small Businesses – How to stand out to attract and retain top talent

By Brent Kruel | April 21, 2021

Why employee benefits are critical to the survival of small businesses? What are the types of employee benefits? Why are employees voluntarily leaving their jobs? Which benefits are most important to and appreciated by each generation? 3 Key Factors in Employee Benefit Programs What benefits are most IMPORTANT to each generation? What benefits are APPRECIATED …

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By Everett Johnson | February 10, 2021

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Day 28: Tricep Stretch

By Everett Johnson | May 28, 2020
Tricep Stretch

The tricep muscle is located on the back side of the arm and works to extend or straighten the elbow joint. It is typically described as one muscle unit with three different heads, long, lateral and medial. In everyday activity we need this muscle to maintain the balancing act with the biceps muscle on the …

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Day 27: Piriformis Stretch

By Everett Johnson | May 21, 2020
Piriformis Stretch

The piriformis is a muscle located deep to the large gluteus maximus muscle. It is charged with helping to stabilize the hip joint as well as lifting and rotating the thigh away from the body. When this muscle has an issue it is likely to cause some serious feeling issues. Severe issues involving the piriformis …

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Day 26: Shoulder Friction Massage

By Everett Johnson | May 20, 2020
Shoulder Friction Massage

Moving back to the shoulder today we tackle one of the more common sore and tired areas of our upper body, the back of the shoulder. Just like the neck and upper back this area resists a lot of strain in the form of forward flexion, especially since we all have a tendency to round …

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Day 25: Forearm Stretch

By Everett Johnson | May 19, 2020
Forearm Stretch

Today’s activity is for the forearm. We are going to stretch the front side of the forearm. This compartment is very busy. We use the muscles in this compartment to help us bend the wrist and fingers. The median and ulnar nerves are also mixed in with the muscles of this compartment too. This stretch …

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Day 24: Spine Stretch

By Everett Johnson | May 18, 2020
Spine Stretch

Today is a stretch day and our focus is on the spine. This is one of my personal favorites to do. It really feels like everything around my spine is relaxing when I do it. The idea here is to move slowly, get into position slowly and go as far as you can comfortably. We …

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