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By Brittany Wonnell, RD It can be easy to learn ergonomic habits like sitting straight in your chair, pushing heavy carts instead of pulling and using your legs—not your back—when lifting heavy objects. But keeping up with these safe practices throughout the day can be difficult to remember. Almost all of us try to start […]
By Ryan Lawson, exercise specialist Ergonomics is defined as the science of designing and arranging things to increase efficiency, safety and ease of use. When applied to the workplace, ergonomics is about fitting the task to the worker rather than forcing the worker to make modifications for the task at hand. By optimizing work functions, […]
By Katie Boscia, RD, IBCLC, CDE How many times have you decided to eat lunch at your desk in order to get more work done? Most people at one time or another have decided to eat lunch and continue working at their desks. But studies show that eating at your desk can be bad for […]
By Mindi Matthews, MBA, CHWC Smartphones, laptops and other devices are heavily used in today’s workplace. Well-configured applications can provide 24/7 engagement with employees on their health and wellness issues/goals. For example, reminders to go for a 20-minute walk, to drink 64 ounces of water, take a prescribed medication or schedule a follow-up visit with […]