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Sitting and being stationary is something we all do on a daily basis, but for some of us sitting is worse than for others and in a lot of cases unavoidable based on your job. People who sit too much often suffer from low back pain, sciatica, elbow or neck pain to name a few. Even though sitting may be unavoidable it does not have to create new problems for you. For many of us, the most we sit is while we are at work. By improving your work station you can help improve your posture, reduce pain a...
Posted on 2018-05-18
As an avid basketball player, ankle sprains have always been a common injury. Many people wonder if the ankle height of their shoe could play a role in preventing ankle sprains. I personally believed early on that higher cut shoes have a protective effect on ankle sprains. But I still continued to sprain my ankle! This led me to research whether there have been any studies that support this popular belief. Long and behold there was a study by Barret et al. (1993)[1] that compared the prevalence...
Posted on 2018-05-18
The debate of static or dynamic stretching has been raising eyebrows for the past few years in regards to proper and effective sports warm-ups. Static stretching refers to bringing your muscle to a point of tension (when you feel the pull in it) and holding it there for around 30-45 seconds. Dynamic stretching, while still bringing muscles to a point of tension, involves doing so through movement.            For a very long time, the though...
Posted on 2018-05-18
In the cycling world there are many common injuries seen on a day to day basis. Some of these injuries come from the repetative motions but others come from the bad posture, body mechanics and positioning.  Cycling is an activity that requires you to maintain a position in which your back is flexed for long periods of time, placing great demands on your neck. Which in turn not only causes neck pain but trickles down into the upper back as well.  As most of us are not profes...
Posted on 2018-05-18
Quality Assurance and control is an ongoing goal and challenge for many companies. Many countless hours and financial resources are dedicated towards efficient structural engineering and equipment operations.  However, the efficiency of those behind these controls, namely the employees should also be taken into account. Employees are expected to have full and undivided attention in their work.  This ability to maintain focus on specified tasks at work is rarely assessed or trained. Res...
Posted on 2018-05-18
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