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IT: First Line of Defense Against Computer Injuries

Small changes that can make a big difference in comfort Last week, I visited a major law firm. One IT staff member had piled extra shoes under her workstation, tangling the cords so she couldn't pull her keyboard forward. Piles of cord spaghetti were everywhere. Before long, I was sitting on the floor, untwisting cables.… Continue reading IT: First Line of Defense Against Computer Injuries

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Crack! Twinge! Ouch! Time to adjust your workspace

Simple strategies to relieve that pain in your neck When I visit businesses to talk about workplace safety, people want to talk about their necks. Computer workers tell me, "I've been to the doctor" or "I've had x–rays" or "I'm starting physical therapy next week". There's a reason for all this pain. On my visits… Continue reading Crack! Twinge! Ouch! Time to adjust your workspace

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Your Own Body: The Best Exercise Equipment

15 minutes every day, no huffing, no puffing Millions of Americans rely on clinics, prescription medication, surgery, and alternative medicine for pain relief. But there is a simpler alternative: gentle stretching of all the large muscle groups of your body. Wherever you are – at home, at work, even in your car – you always… Continue reading Your Own Body: The Best Exercise Equipment