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What is your office chair telling you about workplace ergonomics?

Published: February 13th, 2017
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Your office chair is fundamental to your workplace. It is a piece of equipment that gets a lot of attention when we talk about ergonomics. So what is ergonomics? The principle of ergonomics has been around for a long time. In the effort to decrease physical and emotional stress humans have done tasks in different ways. To make work easier and more efficient, shovels were made lighter, cockpit controls were made more logical and machines…

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Tips for an Injury Free Hiking Season

Published: July 15th, 2016
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It’s that time of year. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and those Rocky Mountains are calling. We are so lucky to have such an amazing landscape for a host of outdoor activities right in our backyard. Hiking is one of these activities. Not only is it a great exercise; but it is multigenerational, family friendly, fun and free.  

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Stand up against the risks!

Published: December 7th, 2015
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We do it all day and you are probably doing it right now. Sitting. The increase use of electronics in our society has caused sedentary lifestyles. The latest research has shown that sitting is as bad for us as smoking. The impact of prolonged sitting has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, falls, depression, dementia, joint and back pain and cancer. (1)(2) The ‘electronic age’ has changed how much time we spend sitting. We wake up in the…

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