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6 Easy Steps to Prevent Back Pain

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6 Easy Steps to Prevent Back Pain

Back pain is very common and can be aggravated by actions at the office. Prevent back pain and find good posture with these simple steps.

STANDING POSTURE. If you work at a standing desk, stand with feet hip width apart and tuck your pelvis slightly. Relax your shoulders, and keep your elbows at a 90-degree angle. Pro-Tip: It’s so important to stand on an anti-fatigue mat.

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Top 9 Alternative Remedies to Treat Back Pain

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Top 9 Alternative Remedies to Treat Back Pain
Nearly 80% of people will experience back pain in their life. Even minor back pain can make it so hard to enjoy normal activities, like working, gardening or picking up shopping bags. If you have back pain, the sooner you treat it, the less likely it will develop into a chronic condition that requires medication and surgery.

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10 Things That Happened When I Got a Standing Desk

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10 Things That Happened When I Got a Standing Desk
Find out the 10 surprising things I learned when I got a standing desk for my workstation. You know that miserable spot after you’ve had a good lunch where you just want to take a nap? Yeah? Let's solve that!

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An Ergonomist from D.C. Talks Standing Desks, Ergonomics and Habit Change

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An Ergonomist from D.C. Talks Standing Desks, Ergonomics and Habit Change
Earlier this year, I got to sit down with Debra Lieberman, OTR/L, CEAS of Ergoworks Consulting, a company focused on injury prevention and providing the services of ergonomic specialists in the D.C. area. Debra started her career as an occupational therapist for adults, helping people change their environments to meet the needs of their injuries. Debra then spent time doing hand therapy at Fairfax Hospital and worked on repetitive strain injuries in outpatient clinics. Even today, she notices people are overusing their hands, especially on iPhones.

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5 Ways the Wobble Stool Can Significantly Improve your Life

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5 Ways the Wobble Stool Can Significantly Improve your Life

1) Focus With the ability to move or rock freely, the Wobble Stool can help improve your focus and your memory. Studies show that the rocking motion can help calm the brain and facilitate concentration. While this will benefit everyone, the movement is especially helpful for tactile and kinetic learners of all ages! 2) Improved Stability and Balance By constantly engaging your core to stay balanced, you strengthen your core muscles; strengthening these muscles protect and strengthen your lower back as well.  The Wobble Stool can be adjusted anywhere from 18 – 25.5 inches.  Set it to the height you're...

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