Ergonomic Advice

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The traditional 9 - 5 office workday isn't for everyone...

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What Is Computer Elbow and How to Treat It?

Have you observed a tingling feeling in your elbow? Or maybe you experience continuous elbow pain when you move your arm?

Improper Posture

Improper Posture Can Get the Best of You

It takes more than just standing up straight to look your best to have good posture.

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The Multi-Talented Artist’s Studio

The multi-talented artist deserves a studio that would cater to every mask that he has...

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What is an Ergonomic Task Chair? How is it Different from a Desk Chair?

Getting the right task chair at work is critical for productivity and health for the worker to enjoy a healthier life...

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Muscle Science and Defying Gravity

We feel the presence of gravity all around us everyday...

Arts and Crafts

Rainbow Experiment

A good way to keep children constantly curious is by engaging them in activities that will give them the opportunity to practice critical thinking...

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Mini Pizza

Having movie night at home with friends or family but can’t quite think of a fun snack idea that you can all share?

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Architect Essentials featuring the Height Adjustable Drafting Table By FlexiSpot

Licensed architects bring beauty and science together by creating houses and buildings that embellish our surroundings...

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How Does Poor Posture Affect Your Productivity?

You have probably encountered one of the side effects of getting a sedentary job if you have ever struggled after a long day of sitting at your desk and feeling so stiff you could not move...

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Ergonomic Office Chair Buying Guide: Things You Should Consider

You spend a significant amount of time seated in front of your screen...

How Roblox Players Hone Creativity While Sitting on a Gaming Chair

Roblox, an online game platform that was founded in 2004 but was released in 2006 by Roblox Corporation...

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A Day in the Life of a Writer

Calvin has been a writer for ten years...

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Workout Exercises for Laptop Stand Desk Users

Exercising even when using laptops is still necessary to have a healthy lifestyle...

Your Stand On Your Child’s Posture

Your Stand On Your Child’s Posture

Your child's posture matters...

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Having a Standing Desk Balance Board is a Must for Standing Desks

Balance boards are a great addition to any standing desk in keeping the mind and body active, enhancing focus and productivity...

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9 Tips to Use Standing Desks Correctly

Approximately 86% of all full-time workers in the US have a job that requires them to remain seated for hours on end...

Tabletop Activities For Your Little One With The Height Adjustable Whiteboard St

Tabletop Activities For Your Little One With The Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk

Learning should never be boring...

How to Keep Your Balance on a Wobble Stool

When you are sitting, how do you manage yourself? 

Fun Ways to Improve your Toddler's Pencil Grip on the L Shaped Standing Desk

Stick figures, doodles, and abstract drawings...

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Ergonomic Furniture for Work

Do you stay in one place for very long periods everyday?

Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair

Why You Need the Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair For Your Work Area

Ergonomic chairs are an essential investment for your home office.

The Five Love Languages Through Playing Video Games and How Every Parent Can Mas

The Five Love Languages Through Playing Video Games and How Every Parent Can Master It

Express your love for your little gamer with the 5 love languages...

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Steer Clear of Neck and Shoulder Soreness at Work With These Tips

Do you feel as energized as you did when you first arrived at the office after a long day at your desk?

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Bamboo Standing Desk: An Effective Workout Buddy

 I personally have the problem of shedding extra layers of fat on my chest, arms, and belly...

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Untangle the Tangled Wire with Workstation S1W

The statistic shows that more people get injured from slipping, falling, or the simplest yet the most common injury...

The Right Office Furniture For The Writer

The Right Office Furniture For The Writer

It is more fun to write if you have the right office furniture.

Understanding the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Does your wrist hurt or go numb sometimes? You might be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. You are not alone. According to compiled information from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study in 2018, carpal tunnel syndrome is the third most common type of work-related injuries.

A 2010 study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine said that those who are in the office and do administrative support are among those who are more at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Other occupations include being in production and personal care and service.

All told, it is a condition that needs to be addressed right away. While carpal tunnel syndrome is not fatal, it can lead to complete, irreversible median nerve damage. If left untreated, it comes with consequent severe loss of hand function.

 

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm through a passageway in your wrist to your hand, is compressed. According to Mayoclinic.org, the median nerve is responsible for providing sensation to the palm side of your thumb and fingers, except the little finger. It also provides nerve signals to move the muscles around the base of your thumb (motor function).

 

There are studies that link mouse and mousepad activitie

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Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis? Let's look at the facts and fiction of popping your knuckles.

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Arthritis and Humid Weather: Why Do Your Joints Pain?

You swear your joints pain can predict the weather. Is there a link between arthritis and humid weather? Here's about how weathers can affect your joints pain.

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How Much Does It Cost to See a Chiropractor?

The average cost of chiropractic visit depends on the chiropractor's education level, experience and access to specialized medical equipment. 

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Typing Ergonomics Tips: Improper Techniques Could Be Hurting You

Practicing good typing ergonomics helps your health and productivity. Here's how to maintain an ergonomic typing position all day. 

Hand stretches for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

5 Easy Hand Stretches to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Symptoms NOW

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common nerve problem in today's society due to extended computer use. Try these simple and effective hand stretches. 

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What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?

There's no need to wonder, "What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?" any longer. Use this guide to learn if OMT can help you. 

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Coming Back to Work After a Wrist Injury

What should office workers know about working with wrist pain? 

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Preventing and Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common ailment that leads to missed work days and productivity. Follow these preventative tips to avoid this painful condition. 

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Wrist Injury Prevention: 5 Tricks To Make Sure You're Protecting Your Wrist

Wrist injury prevention is vital, whether you're gaming, typing, texting or on the phone. Here are some tricks to keep your wrists pain-free. 

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Manage Osteoarthritis in the Workplace

When you hear someone talk about "arthritis pain" it's likely they are talking about osteoarthritis. Learn how to manage osteoarthritis in the workplace. 

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How To Tell the Difference Between Muscle Pain and Nerve Pain

Knowing whether you are experiencing muscle pain or nerve pain can be the first step in finding relief. 

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Numbness in Hands – Causes and Solutions

Ever get numbness or tingling in your hands or fingers? You’re not alone—it’s a common issue that can range from momentary and minor to recurring and severe. It can stem from a variety of underlying issues and can indicate bigger problems developing. So how can you figure out what’s causing your hand numbness, and what can you do about it?

Carpal Tunnel and You: What Gamers Need to Know

Hey, gamers!  Press pause for a second.  We need to have a talk about something that none of us really want to talk about:  Carpal tunnel syndrome.

That’s right.  The wrist thing.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) all comes down to one nerve in your wrist -- the median nerve, which controls movement and feeling in your thumb and movement in every finger except your pinky.  The median nerve runs the full length of the arm, but the part where it passes through the wrist is called the carpal tunnel.  When you make repetitive motions with your fingers and wrist, the carpal tunnel can swell.

That’s bad.

There’s a lot of buzz around carpal tunnel, especially for gamers, creative types, and workaholics who spend their workdays behind a computer desk studying spreadsheets.  (Are our lives really so different?)

Now that you know what carpal tunnel is, here’s a quick walkthrough to help you prevent it.

Study the Art of the Grip

We’ve all been there:  You’re deadlocked in a showdown with a dragon in the middle of a six-hour Skyrim session and you haven’t even touched your drink.  It happens.  We all get sucked in, especially if it’s a good game and we’re having a good time.

Between those action-packed moments, though, when the loading screen pops up or a cinematic takes control out of your hands, take a moment to study the art of the grip.  Ease up on the controls a moment, relax your fingers, and do a few wrist exercises.

Remember, swelling in the carpal tunnel is a primary cause for CTS, so do yourself a favor and give your hands and wrists a chance to relax for a minute or two.  Thumb through the menu, sort your inventory, or -- if you’re

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Trackpad vs Mouse: Which is Better for Your Wrist?

Millions of people point and click all day at work, and many of them suffer from hand and wrist pain, strains, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Choosing the right pointing device and using it correctly can help you avoid these issues and keep your creativity and productivity flowing.

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