Ergonomic Advice

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Surviving a Heart Attack Alone

Surviving a heart attack alone is possible, but without immediate, professional intervention, you run the risk of death or long term disability. 

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Comparing Cardiovascular and Cardiorespiratory Endurance

What is cardiorespiratory endurance and why is it important? How does it differ from cardiovascular endurance? 

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5 Yoga-Inspired Desk-Side Stretches

All workers need movement to stimulate blood flow, keep muscles limber and avoid aches and pains. Learn these desk stretches and do yoga at work today. 

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Deadly blood clots from sitting: Are you at risk?

While we are sitting at our desks, rushing to complete tasks, we might not have the extra time to spare to consider our cardiovascular health in these situations. More specifically, we might not know that we are at risk of developing a potentially life-threatening blood clot in our legs when we sit for an excessive amount of time.

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Why Sitting Could Be Harmful to Your Heart Health

If you are reading this article while sitting down, your heart health may be at risk.

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How to Recognize Blood Clot Symptoms

You probably don't spend much time thinking about blood clot symptoms. But since an average of 274 people in the U.S. die from clots every day... 

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Standing Desk Exercise You can Do Throughout Your Day

Standing desk exercise can be a great way to utilize your desk for more than just work. What a great way to stay on top of your health. 

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Biking and Your Back: Cycling Tips and Tricks

Biking is a beneficial, low-impact way to get daily exercise, but biking with back pain is not fun. Here are simple tips to avoid biking with back pain. 

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Are Chairs Giving Us Diabetes?

Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to multiple health complications, including the development of type II diabetes, a disease that occurs when your blood sugar is too high.

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5 Chair Exercises At Work To Look And Feel Your Best

If you spend a lot of your day sitting, you can still keep up your strength, flexibility, and mobility with a few chair exercises at work... 

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The Secret to Staying Healthy While Watching TV

After spending all day sitting at your office job, going home to sit for another five hours before TV is incredibly bad for your health. There are several effects binge-watching shows can have on your mental and physical health.

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Using Proper Lifting Technique to Avoid Back Injury

Back pain is a complex condition that continues to pose a significant health burden on individuals, employers, and society as a whole, despite a range of interventions that have been developed to reduce its impact. In fact, it has been estimated that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime, and up to one thirdof the population suffers from some type of back discomfort at any given time. Not only does back pain interfere with daily routines, recreational activities, and work productivity, it’s also one of the most common reasons that people seek medical attention.  

Causes of Back Pain

While some cases of back pain develop gradually over time due to issues such as poor posture, repetitive strain, or uncomfortable working positions, many cases develop after a specific incident, such as bending or lifting awkwardly, or lifting a heavy weight. Therefore, one of the best ways to prevent back injury is to use proper lifting technique, especially when lifting heavy objects.  

Proper Lifting Technique

Many people believe that they know how to lift correctly, and are surprised when they suffer a back injury when performing a simple lift. It’s therefore important to review proper lifting techniques from time to time to avoid injury. To begin, before you attempt a lift, you should check your surroundings to ensure that it’s safe to begin your lift. There should be a clear path for you to carry the object, and make sure that you know exactly where you are going to put the object down. Additionally, avoid walking on uneven or slippery surfaces when you are lifting or carrying an object as this only increases yo