Tips for Reducing Wrist Pain

Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wrist pain and actual injury is quite serious these days.  It’s not just athletes and musicians who are at risk either.  Now that we all spend huge chunks of our days typing, texting, and mousing, we are all at risk.  Before you write off wrist injury as an unlikely […]

Neutral Posture- what it is & why it’s important

The Importance of Staying Neutral Usually, being neutral connotes Switzerland or not taking a stance on something.  In better contexts, being neutral is a kind way of not taking sides for various reasons.  Ergonomically speaking, staying neutral is neither political nor weak-minded.  Rather, it’s the idea of keeping your body naturally positioned so that you […]

Tips for an Ergonomic Workstation

Many people spend hours each day sitting at a desk, and most office workers complain that at some point they are uncomfortable or even in pain as a result of their workspace and habits. Here are some easy tips for creating a more comfortable, ergonomic workstation. Upgrade your chair. You chair is the foundation of […]

Shoulder Pain: Tips for Finding Relief

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, but it is also highly susceptible to injury. Pain and injury are frequently caused by repetitive motion and poor posture. Too often, computer users unconsciously sit in awkward positions instead of maintaining a natural, relaxed sitting position. This quickly leads to soreness and pain. Here […]

Ergonomics Reduce Work-Related Stress

Work-induced stress often results in physical aches and pain. What is often overlooked, however, is that physical stress and strain can add to our stressed state of mind, making matters worse. If you often come home from with headaches, back pain or more, it may be time to look at you physical comfort and evaluate […]

RSI & How to Avoid It

What is RSI? I’ve spent some time talking about wrist pain and how it can be or develop into RSI.  Today, I thought we’d look at what RSI is and how to avoid it in general.  Repetitive Strain Injury, commonly referred to as RSI, is an injury to the muscles and nerves caused by one […]

Tips for Wrist Pain

Persistent wrist pain is a real drag.  The wrist is one of those body parts that doesn’t seem all that important (or even injury-prone) but once you’ve hurt it, you realize just how useful your wrist is.  A common injury for wrists (one or both) is repetitive stress injury.  RSI can happen to musicians, athletes, […]

Reduce the Pain of Work-Induced Headaches

Do you experience headaches at the end of a workday? Although headaches are triggered for many reasons, this type can often be traced to muscle tension in the neck and shoulders. Here are a few tips for quick “fixes” that can help: Tips to reduce neck and shoulder tension, and prevent work-induced headaches: Correct your […]

Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome this Halloween!

Halloween is coming, along with the chills and thrills of being scared! What do you find scary? For me as a freelance writer, the idea of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and long term injury in my wrists is a scary thought indeed.  But there are simple changes to our habits that can relieve pain and decrease […]

Adjust Your Ergonomic Chair and Sit in Comfort

How are you sitting right now? Spend a moment thinking about your current posture. Are you sitting up straight, or slouching? A “neutral,” ergonomic typing posture is all about minimizing the amount of work  required by your muscles. Doesn’t that sound relaxing? The best tool for helping you maintain good posture is a well-adjusted, ergonomic […]