Brent Kruel

How to Prevent and Reduce Eye Strain From Computers?

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An unfortunate reality in our tech-heavy world is that using computers and other devices with screens can cause eye strain. The average American spends about 10 hours a day looking at a screen, and while this figure includes the use of smartphones and TV, many of us are working long hours on a computer screen. …

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How Can You Do Mindful Eating at Work?

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Mindful eating, or intentional eating, is eating while being present in your body and mind. Essentially mindful eating is a meditative practice where one pays attention to the act of eating—intentionally. Many tools, such as putting down utensils between bites, are used to encourage presence in the eating process.  Another key component of mindful eating …

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Mental Health Risk and Protective Factors in the Workplace

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Mental health issues are complex and can significantly impact the workplace. While workplace wellness programs can support overall mental health, there usually isn’t a single cause or risk factor associated with developing mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and other disorders. The human body is a complex organism, and the brain is the most complex …

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A Guide to ADA Mental Health Accommodations

Mental health issues in the workplace are both common and misunderstood. It’s commonly thought that those with mental health conditions don’t recover, but with modern treatments, recovery is not just possible; it’s likely. Other misconceptions about mental health conditions in the workplace are that those with these conditions can’t work or perform under stressful or …

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What Causes Shoulder Blade Pain and What are the Treatment Options

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Shoulder pain affects millions of people. Most people will experience shoulder pain at some point. If you’re experiencing pain around your shoulder blades, you might have difficulty moving or lifting items. Shoulder blade pain occurs when the muscles around or underneath the shoulder blade become inflamed and painful. You might also feel shoulder blade pain …

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Stretches and Exercises for Shoulder Pain

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There are millions of people with shoulder pain. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives. Most shoulder pain can be effectively treated with self-treatment and home remedies. Take charge of your healing with these effective shoulder pain treatments.  Shoulder Pain: When Should You See a Doctor?  Most of the time, mild …

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What Is Tendonitis and How to Treat It

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Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon, which is a type of connective tissue that bridges your muscles and bones. This painful condition is often caused by overuse or injury. Doctors commonly suggest treatments like RICE, OTC pain meds, and exercise.  What is Tendonitis? Tendonitis is a health condition where a tendon becomes inflamed and aggravated. …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Test: Diagnosis and Treatment

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You are not alone if you think you might have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). About 1 in 20 Americans will develop this painful wrist condition in their lifetime. Thankfully, there are many effective treatments for CTS, so if you have this condition, you will likely be able to reverse it. But how do you know …

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Ergonomic Resources: Chair and Office Equipment

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If you’re experiencing neck, back, or shoulder pain and you work a desk job, you may have issues with your ergonomics of sitting. What is ergonomics? Ergonomics is the study of people working and their relationship to their working environment. For people working at a desk for long hours, their ergonomics include how they use …

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How to Have a Best Ergonomic Desk Setup at Work

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If you’re experiencing chronic muscle pain and tension due to poor ergonomics in your desk setup, you’re likely ready to make some changes. All it takes is a little time and the right equipment, and you can be working at your desk, with less pain, in no time. Are you ready to increase productivity, reduce …

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