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Tips for Keyboard & Mouse Placement

Improper placement of your keyboard and mouse is one of the most common ergonomic mistakes made. It's your shoulders, back, and hands/wrists that receive the consequences. As a matter of fact, many computer users are struggling with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a repetitive stress injury due to improper use of the hands and wrists [...]

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Doctors are More Aware of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Doctors are More Aware of Carpal Tunnel SymptomsIn the past carpal tunnel syndrome was something that you heard about; however, it was not a problem that many doctors were used to dealing with. Thankfully, this has changed in the past few years. You'll find that carpal tunnel syndrome has been becoming more and more prevalent, [...]

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Ergonomics for Educators

Educator Work SpacesEducators spend a lot of time at their desks: grading papers, lesson planning, printing, or doing office hours. Unfortunately, most teacher work spaces aren't ergo-savvy. The result is that once planning and classes are finished, your work space has taken its toll on your body: from you neck and shoulders, to your [...]

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Free Exercises to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Free Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ExercisesCarpal tunnel syndrome, an often painful condition that's caused by swelling within a narrow opening in the wrist, is often caused by a repeated strain or pressure on the area, aggravating the median nerve running through the passageway.Repeated movements throughout the course of the day, such as those associated with computer use and typing, put [...]

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Carpal Tunnel is Not the Only Cause of Forearm Pain

Dealing with forearm pain? This is a pain that occurs in the forearm area and it can be caused by a variety of different problems. Many times it is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. However, if you are dealing with pain in your forearm, you need to understand that carpal tunnel syndrome is not always [...]

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Tips for Classroom Management

I just posted on ergonomics for educators. As a former teacher, I thought I'd throw out a few more pointers I found to be helpful with a room full of 15 year olds. You're welcome.Classroom ManagementAny of us who have taught a day know how important classroom management is. We heard about it [...]

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The Importance of Using the Right Tool

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."– attributed to Abraham LincolnUsing the right tool can have a huge impact on your health and productivity. The right tool can allow you to accomplish far more using less effort. Abe Lincoln would have learned that lesson well, [...]

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How to Sit at Work

Part of good ergonomic posture for working at a desk is how you sit. It's not yoga, but good practices will keep your body in better shape.The "Shoulds" of Sitting at Work You should sit in a relaxed, "neutral" position. This means a nice, happy medium- don't sit ramrod straight and don't slouch- somewhere in [...]

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Mouse Hand Warmer Pouch

FrigidoreceptorsEverybody responds to cold differently. My husband can wear shorts in Scotland, but my mom wears a heavy coat in Texas in April. Go figure. This is probably due to the fact that we all have different sensitivity to cold- in fact, we each have frigidoreceptors, a cutaneous sense organ that is [...]

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Easy Ergonomics

How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? Whether it's for work or personal reasons, from emailing to texting to Tweeting, most of us spend at least a third or a half of our awake time online. It's a hard fact to face, but an important one in that our [...]

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