STANDING DESK – HOW TO CREATE ONE AT HOME

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Have you thought about how you could create a standing desk at home? Creating a suitable home office can be challenging. In the current circumstances, many of us are working from home full-time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While some people are accustomed to this, for others it is entirely…

WORKING FROM HOME – FIVE EASY TIPS

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Working from home works very well for some people, for others it's more complicated and poses new challenges. If, like many others, you have recently found yourself working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, take a few moments to read through the following tips;   1. DESIGNATE YOUR SPACE…

STAYING ACTIVE AT HOME- SOME IDEAS

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Staying active at home can be challenging. Many of us are at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak and are missing our usual gym or exercise class routine. Perhaps your daily exercise is your commute to work. Low physical activity levels and sedentary behavior have a negative health impact. Physical…

MINDFULNESS WHEN WORKING FROM HOME

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Mindfulness means paying attention to the present. It is important to practice mindfulness to improve concentration and reduce stress. If you find yourself currently working from home, it can be tempting to spend endless hours reading through social media and news reports detailing COVID-19. It is understandable that the uncertainty…

LAPTOP USE AND ERGONOMICS- SOME SIMPLE TIPS

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Laptops are certainly a convenient and effective piece of technology. They allow us to work in a way that would never be possible otherwise. Unfortunately, laptops are not designed to be ergonomic. Laptops are fine for short bursts of work but become problematic for posture when used for long periods.…

DOES YOUR HOME OFFICE NEED AN ERGONOMICS REVIEW?

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These are unprecedented times due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. Working from home has become an ongoing reality for many. Given that this has occurred unexpectedly, your home office set up may not be well planned out. Long hours, at a poorly designed workspace, can impact negatively your health.  …

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL ERGONOMICS EVALUATION?

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Have you recently started to work from home? For some, working at home is part of usual routine. However, for others, this may be the first experience of working from home. If you have recently started to work at home you may be finding some unexpected challenges.   Having a…