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Ergonomics

I've Got Your Back: Tips to Lessen Back Pain

Patrick Roth, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick Roth, M.D.

According to medical studies, our efforts to alter the workplace to avoid back pain have been scrutinized by evidence-based medicine and found to be largely ineffective. The reason is because the causes of back pain are so varied person to person.

The Case for 'Free-Range' Knowledge Workers

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee-Sean Huang

Standing desks and reminders to take more breaks serve as palliatives to the potentially harmful effects of sedentary desk jobs, but they do not fundamentally alter the unhealthy nature of this kind of work.

Can Innovation Cause Inefficiencies?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Is it possible that trying to be innovative has really turned your company or department in the other direction and caused Inefficiencies?

Ergonomic Tools That Can Ease Gardening Pains

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There's no doubt that gardening can be tough on an aging body. Garden work often requires a lot of repetitive stooping, squatting, kneeling, gripping and lifting, which can lead to back and knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and various other injuries.

7 Simple Tweaks To Boost Your Happiness At Work

Liz Wilkes | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Wilkes

Stop being a passive victim of your workspace! Here are some simple tips for making your desk a sanctuary of calm, productivity and happiness.

Stand Up or Die Trying

Mark Morford | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

You know what's funny? Back spasms. Not twitches. Not tremors. I'm talking ferocious muscle contractions so sudden and violent they hurl you out of y...

How Work Can Improve Mental Health Among the Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Given what we know about depression, mental illness, and the potential economic vitality of a healthy, active aging population, there is one solution that can "move the needle": the age-friendly workplace.

Protecting Our Nation's Workers: Ergonomics Outside the Office

Stephen Bosse | Posted 12.21.2013 | Small Business
Stephen Bosse

Whether it's ergonomic trainings, midday yoga classes, or simply the proper tools, our nation's manufacturing, agriculture, and construction industries can benefit substantially by instituting these policies. A healthy workspace shouldn't be constrained to the office any longer.

7 Quirky Ways to Find Inspiration on a Deadline

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Taylor Shute

One of the great struggles of any creative profession is coming up with an ingenious and original idea in a timely manner. Lightning strikes of inspiration are often few and far between, which makes it hard to convince people to give you money for your ideas.

9 Work Fixes to Improve Your Health

Abby Sims | Posted 10.07.2013 | Small Business
Abby Sims

If you are chained to a desk, there are several purchases you might want to consider to minimize risks to your general health as well as the stresses and strains from work-related overuse injuries. The theme? One size does not fit all.

PHOTOS: Why This Home Is Good For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 04.07.2013 | HuffPost Home

Here's proof that stress-free "zen" living doesn't always mean minimalism.

Dave Jamieson

Feds Tell Hyatt To Lighten Housekeepers' Load

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

After performing a series of hotel inspections, the federal agency that oversees workplace safety has sent a rare letter to the Hyatt Corporation reco...

Fiat, Chrysler Unions Forming 'Global Network'

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman) - Unions representing workers at Chrysler Group LLC and its Italian partner, Fiat SpA, are forming ...

Keep Work From Being A (Literal) Pain In The Neck

Abby Sims | Posted 06.26.2011 | Home
Abby Sims

Here are some simple steps you can take to launch a preemptive strike and prevent the computer from winning.

Great Gadgets For Seniors (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Good Morning America presented a special segment on "easy to use" gadgets and gizmos geared toward people over sixty years old. The video (below) ...

Why Email Can Be Habit-Forming

Linda Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

One of the most significant lifestyle changes to happen over the last twenty years is screen time: time in front of a television, video game, computer, or mobile device.