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Category: Workplace Health

Woman with sore back from sitting too long

January 20, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Quitting Sitting May Help Your Health

Do you spend most your day sitting, whether it's at a desk, behind the wheel, on the couch … or all of the above? Even if you're making the right moves for your health in other ways, you could be sabotaging your health just by sitting.

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UNC Chapel

January 13, 2014

I Can’t STAND to Stand!

I frequently come across patients with low back pain whose biggest challenge is standing in place. They can walk for an hour but really struggle to stand for just a couple of minutes. This makes standing in line to check out of a store or washing dishes particularly challenging. So, one of the best

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An illustration of various workplace injuries.

April 10, 2013

When your job becomes a real pain!

If long work hours have left you with persistent aches and pains, you're not alone. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, such as tendonitis, muscle strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, tension neck syndrome and low back pain account for one-third of all occupational injuries and illnesses reported by

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Illustration of a group of people focusing on posture.

September 12, 2012

Standing Tall

When I teach a MELT (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique) class, I always begin by talking the participants through an assessment where I describe ideal alignment, and the participants are encouraged to evaluate by comparing their self-perception to the ideal. I recently had a question about this.

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How to sit properly at a computer

August 6, 2012

Help!…My Computer is Killing Me!

We all know that computers make our lives easier. Unfortunately, spending several hours a day looking at one can be more harmful then helpful. Computer oriented jobs can place workers at risk of developing Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD) if their workplace/computer is set up incorrectly. This can lead to excessive strain and fatigue possibly leading to injury over time...

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UNC Chapel

June 25, 2012

Posture Police

The average person spends 8 hours in front of a screen, most of which is a computer screen. Think arms stretched forward, shoulders rounded, and usually head and neck follow. Add in the fact that most people forget to adequately stretch their upper body and WHAMO, you've got poor posture.

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Computer keyboards in health-care settings should be disinfected da...

In the health-care setting, computers are now almost as common as tongue depressors.

Research, Workplace Health

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