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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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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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Computer Ergonomics: Tips and Why Does it Matter

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What are computer ergonomics? Computer ergonomics is a term that encompasses all the methods of using a computer with good ergonomics, or movements and posture. Ergonomics is the study of how workers relate to their working environment. And, for many people, their computer is the most used tool at their workstation. Poor ergonomics or a …

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Ergonomics Principles in the Workplace

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When it comes to ergonomics in the workplace, minor issues can quickly become significant, painful, and expensive problems. According to OSHA, one-third of all workers’ compensation costs are from ergonomic injuries and cost almost 20 billion a year. A solution to this problem is the practice of good ergonomics in the workplace. It doesn’t take …

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What are the Different Types of Arthritis?

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Arthritis is a health condition or disease that affects the joints, generally causing them to be stiff and painful. Many types of chronic arthritis can eventually cause damage to joint structures. Arthritis is an unfortunately common medical condition and affects almost 60 million American adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). …

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Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain is a very common condition that affects 18%-26% of adults at some point in their lives. When healthy, the shoulder is a complicated joint and is responsible for remarkable strength and dexterity. Shoulder pain and how it affects you will vary from person to person and condition to condition. If you’re wondering what …

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