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.
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Healthy Computing: Back Flexibility

Sitting for extended periods without interruption is a prescription for backaches. In fact, the most common workplace complaint is back discomfort. If you habitually sit for long periods of time, your hamstrings and hip flexors may shorten...

Healthy Computing: See

Do you strain to look at the screen? Does it compete with the reflections of the lights? Is the light coming through the windows so bright that you squint to see the screen? Is there dust on the monitor screen? As the text looks fuzzy, we...

Healthy Computing: Shoulder Rolls

Sitting immobilized for extended time periods often deactivates our back muscles even if we have good ergonomic chairs. Reduce discomfort when you do SHOULDER ROLLS. Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with Healthy...

Healthy Computing: Wall Slide

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. Do you find that you sit for long periods of time at your desk or computer? When...

Healthy Computing: Relax and Breathe

Optimize your performance and prevent computer-related injuries with Healthy Computing Tips. Each week we provide hints to help you stay healthier while working. When performing accurate cursor movements with the mouse, do you find yourself holding...

Healthy Computing: Create Mousing Space

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. Do you find yourself reaching out to use your mouse, which is shunted to the side...

Healthy Computing: Scotch Tape Reminder

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. Do your wrists sometimes hurt when you type at the keyboard or mouse? When you...

Healthy Computing: Eye-Neck Relaxation

id you know that when you sit still and look around with only your eyes that you are moving muscles in the back of your neck? Your eyes guide your neck to move in the direction of visual focus. Using your eyes throughout the day without taking large...

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Healthy Computing: Daily Athlete

Computing is an athletic event. It requires the frequent use of certain muscles hour after hour, day after day. In fact, when we work at the computer we use our upper extremity muscles more than any world class athlete would (do you know of any...

Healthy Computing: Trim and Fit

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. When typing, do you hear the clacking of your finger nails? Do you find yourself...

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