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Author - Erik Peper PhD

Erik Peper, Ph.D. is an international authority on biofeedback and self-regulation. He is Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, Department of Health Education, at San Francisco State University He is President of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (2005) and past President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He holds Senior Fellow certification from the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. He received the 2004 California Governor's Safety Award for his work on Healthy Computing. He has served as behavioral scientist (sport psychologist) for the United States Rhythmic Gymnastic team. He is also an author of numerous scientific articles and books. His most recent co-authored books include Healthy Computing with Muscle Biofeedback, Make Health Happen: Training Yourself to Create Wellness and De Computermens (Dutch). He is also the co-producer of weekly Healthy Computing Email Tips. His research interests focus on psychophysiology of healing, voluntary self-regulation, holistic health, healthy computing, respiratory psychophysiology and optimizing health with biofedback.

Healthy Computing: Get Energized

Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with Healthy Computing Tips. As we continue to work without interruptions at the computer, we often get tired and drained. Increase your vitality when you move and Get Energized. Stand...

Healthy Computing: Circle Your Eyes

We all know how the importance of vision. Yet, many of us sit staring at a computer monitor most of the day, then go home and watch television or play computer games. Extended viewing of a monitor can lead to eye discomfort. Dry eyes, redness and...

Give Your Laptop a Raise

Optimize laptop ergonomic factors by observing how you are adapting to your laptop. Is your laptop sitting on a desk or table that is too high so that you are forced to lift your arms and hands in order to type? Or, is the keyboard at the correct...

Healthy Computing: Clean the Air

Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with Healthy Computing Email Tips. Each week we provide hints to help you stay healthier while working. The recent concern that laser printers may produce pollutants that can lodge...

Healthy Computing: Breathe As You Reach

Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with Healthy Computing Email Tips. Each week we provide hints to help you stay healthier while working. For a free ergonomic assessment of your SFSU workstation by an Ergonomic Safety...

Healthy Computing: Wiggle and Reach

Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with Healthy Computing Email Tips. Each week we provide hints to help you stay healthier while working. For a free ergonomic assessment of your SFSU workstation by an Ergonomic Safety...

Healthy Computing: Take a Walk

Does sitting in your chair make you tired? Do you wish you had a better ergonomically designed chair? Even though we think that that appropriate ergonomics will solve the problems, in reality any position-even perfectly ergonomically designed-will...

Healthy Computing: Shoulder and Arm Stretch

This is another in our ongoing reminders to perform large movement exercises when working at the computer. You know the reason why you're a dynamic creature so smile and feel alive when you do an UPPER BODY STRETCH. Optimize your performance and...

Healthy Computing: Blink and Breathe

Staring intensely at the monitor may result in blurred vision, dry burning eyes, or difficulty in focusing. Reverse this computer-vision syndrome and enjoy comfortable vision when you BLINK AND BREATHE. Optimize your performance and prevent computer...

Healthy Computing: Make It Readable

Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with Healthy Computing Email Tips. Each week we provide hints to help you stay healthier while working. Are you putting your nose to the screen to read the tiny icons, symbols and text...