Does Your Workspace Cause Your Aches and Pains?

Have you ever had a sore or stiff neck and shoulders after a long day of work, but were just sitting at your desk all day? Sustained postures are stressful on the body and do not allow the muscles that hold your body upright a chance to rest, even in a sitting position. Many work-related injuries every year come from poor posture, long hours, and few breaks. Common Sitting Postures When most people are sitting, they allow their muscles to...

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Plant and Rake without the Ache

Every spring and fall, many individuals take part in raking, lifting, digging, kneeling, and planting activities that lead to aches and pains. Improper gardening techniques can cause repetitive strain injuries that lead to degenerative joint and disc problems, cause sprain and strain injuries to muscles throughout the body, and wear and tear to joints and muscles. To help you enjoy your gardening season, keep these tips in mind. Stretch out before you head out Take the time to prepare your...

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Biking Tips for Neck & Back Health

The weather is warming up, the sun is here a little more often, and people are starting to take out their bikes for daily commuting and for weekend fun.  However, biking after a long break may cause many people to start developing pain in their neck, back, and hands. In many of these cases, poor bike ergonomics plays a huge role. Like any other sports equipment, a proper fit is essential to ensuring a positive, pain-free experience. Many bike shops,...

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