Many of us spend eight hours, five days a week sat at a desk, leaving little time to keep active during the day. We have found these tips on office-friendly exercises that you can do throughout the day or during your lunch break. With no specialist equipment needed, making time to fit these moves into your…
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Long long ago, it was recognized that working with computers may cause physical, visual or mental discomfort. Hence The DSE Regulations were born. What do you reckon is the percentage of computer users who suffer with an MSD? From my research I’d say between 90% – 95%. Nearly everyone has experienced a numbness,…
Dr. Kelly Starrett, an American Mobility expert advises us to sit on the edge of one’s chair. ‘Moving your bottom to the front edge of the chair does two things. First it makes sure that you use the bony part of your bottom, the part we were designed to sit on rather that the…
Another top tip for a healthy 2016 at work…………..Listen to your body and take regular breaks. Your body will tell you when it needs a rest…don’t ignore it! When the brain becomes tired it begins to work less, so give it a break and this will improve efficiency.
Happy New Year from Poppy and everyone at DSEasy!! Make a New Year’s resolution that will really make a difference. Set up your workstation correctly and know where to ‘draw the line’. Maintain this perfect posture as demonstrated by Poppy…start as you mean to go on!
Recent studies show prolonged sitting increases the risk of heart disease by 147%, diabetes by 112%, obesity and musculoskeletal symptoms. Computer users can do things to minimalise these risk, including taking regular breaks away from the desk and S-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G!!!
Some physical indications that your employee may be developing an MSD……..Numbness, burning, pain, tingling, aching and stiffness. Be proactive rather than REACTIVE with DSEasy https://www.hub-4.co.uk/dse-training/ https://www.hub-4.co.uk/dse-training/
A desk stretch idea to boost energy and alertness during the working day…. Loosen the hands with “air circles” •Clench both fists, stretching both hands out in front of you. •Make circles in the air, first in one direction, to the count of ten. •Then reverse the circles. •Shake out the hands.
Do you need an energy boost at work? Combat the 3’o’clock fatigue……. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=72
Hi, follow this link given to members of the LinkedIn Group: Sensible Health and Safety CNN’s comprehensive report on standing. CNN web page Have a look and see if you can use any of the data to help implement a change of culture in your Organisation.