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Healthy Computing: Grounding Stretch

As we work at the computer we often sit without much movement. The more we sit immobilized the more it feels as if our energy drains out of us and negative thoughts and emotions surface more quickly. On the other hand our energy and positive...

Healthy Computing: Have a Ball

Do you feel antsy after sitting in your chair for a few hours and begin to squirm? Do you wish that you could replace your chair but don't have the budget? Do you ache to inject more movement in your workday? The desire to be more mobile is the...

Healthy Computing: Move and Sway

We are often captured by the computer and we may sit for hours without leaving our workstation. We may even take our coffee break at the computer and continue to work while eating our lunch. This immobile work style may contribute to our discomfort...

Healthy Computing: Optimal Distance

Do you almost touch the screen with your nose to see the text? Does it feel as if your arms have shrunk as you have gotten older, that you hold your reading material further away, that restaurants are using a smaller font for menus, and that you...

Healthy Computing: Another Microbreak

Do you wait with poised finger ready to click? Does the time pass without having moved? To allow regeneration, muscles need very short breaks frequently, which most of us forget to do. If you are taking your microbreaks every 30 to 60 seconds, you...

Healthy Computing: Stretch Your Abs

Do you feel as if you are getting shorter and tighter as you sit at your computer? Sitting for long periods of time can cause our abdominal muscles to tighten, which can contribute to back discomfort. Feel a little taller and freer when you take a...

Healthy Computing: Beer Budget Ergonomics

Have you heard the saying, "Champagne tastes on a beer budget"? We often feel that way when we think of ergonomics. If you find that you look at your workstation and think, "If only I had more money, I could have a better ergonomic set-up," you...

Healthy Computing: Exercise Time

Computing is an athletic event. It requires the frequent use of certain muscles hour after hour, day after day. Fitness is an important component in staying healthy at the computer. Daily exercise is one of the best predictors of health during the...

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