Did you know that the human body is 60% water? Yes, that’s the level of fluid required for your cells, organs, and tissues to function properly. As when you stay hydrated, your body is equipped to function effectively. Hydration helps regulate your body temperature, lubricate your joints, and support your overall bodily functions too. But if your fluid levels dip, it can cause your energy to slump, your concentration to fade, and your immune system to weaken. Find out more about how to stay hydrated and how it helps your body function.
Are you sitting down for this? Research continues to show that sitting for more than four hours a day can contribute to back pain, neck pain, muscle degeneration, and osteoporosis. Plus heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It’s confronting; yet it’s not ‘new’ news. However, even if you work in an office or are temporarily set-up to work from home, you can still enhance how active you are throughout your day. Small changes, like some morning stretches, can have a big impact on your spinal health.
Cue the out of office – it’s holiday time! Here’s how to look after yourself when you’re out of routine, away from home, and busy having fun.
Digital devices have been incredibly powerful in keeping our communities connected and (increasingly) operational this year. Whether you’re texting a friend to say hello, assisting your kids with an iPad school activity, or attending virtual meetings from your home office – screens can dominate your life. There’s just no escaping it these days.
The thing is, increased time on electronic devices like laptops and tablets puts a huge strain on your neck. Commonly referred to as ‘tech neck’ – this everyday slouch or hunch contributes to neck pain. Simply speaking, your body was not designed to act like this. In fact, the younger you are when you start using a device with poor posture, the harder it can be to manage and retrain your body. Here’s how you can counter your screen scroll and improve your upper body posture.
Working from home is (temporarily) the new norm’. Good desk habits can help reduce your risk of headaches and stiffness. Here’s our five tips.
COVID-19 is causing unprecedented challenges and changing the way we exist and work, so here are some great tips for setting up your laptop at home. With more and more people being forced to work from home, we have posted a quick video of some basic tips to set up your laptop at home. The importance of getting your laptop set up properly at home can’t be emphasised enough. Watch the basic tips below, but
If you spend any time at a computer for work, you might find that headaches are one of your job’s biggest side effects. You’re not alone. Caused by hours of screen time, poor desk posture or extended sitting, tension headaches are one of the most common complaints we treat. The good news is that practicing good office ergonomics and getting up out of your chair for a break will go a long way to help ease them. Here’s five different ways you could use your lunch break to help counter the effects of sitting — try out one today!
Whether you wake up with it, it creeps up on you in the afternoon, or it hits you at the end of your work day, headaches are a pain. They’re unpleasant, unwelcome and unnecessary –the last thing needed when leading a full and busy life. Tension headaches – a dull yet persistent pain felt on both sides of the head or neck – are the most common type and one of the most common complaints
It’s no secret that poor desk posture is a daily battle for many. Lower back pain, sore wrists, a tight neck and dull headaches are the most common giveaways that your office ergonomics are amiss. Read our blog to find out how you can squeeze some simple good habits into your day to reduce your discomfort and keep you and your body in prime condition.