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Elements of an Effective Workplace Stretching Routine

Workplace stretching routines can be valuable tools in a broader wellness initiative designed to prevent work related injuries and improve performance.  On the contrary, if executed incorrectly, these routines can become resented by staff members, ineffective and result in a loss of profits due to unproductivity.  Understanding what stretching routines should and shouldn’t be is …

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Elements of an Effective Pre-Work Warmup Routine

In last week’s post, we discussed the how to implement a successful stretching routine.  In that article, I spoke about some of the “wrongs” and “rights” I have seen companies make.  When discussing the “rights” I listed 5 elements that would ensure a successful implementation of the initiative.  The third item listed was: A good …

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How to Implement a Workplace Stretching Routine

Stretching routines in the workplace are nothing new.  They have been popular in workplaces overseas for some time; however, is seems that in recent years there is a growing interest in these into North America. Implementation of such a program can be a great addition to your company’s overall strategy to improve worker health and …

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Office Ergonomics

The past two blog entries have focused on industrial ergonomics.  Hopefully you have a greater understanding of ergonomics in an industrial setting and are a master at implementing simple cost-effective solutions to improve workstations.  Now that you are an industrial expert, you may be wondering how ergonomics apply to an office setting.  Industrial ergonomics and …

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Tips for Industrial Workstation Design

Last week, we defined industrial ergonomics and discussed strategies that would ensure the success of an ergonomic initiative.  We also discussed some of the pitfalls of trying to implement a program when there is not a solid plan in place.  I would recommend reading that post titled, “What is Industrial Ergonomics?” before proceeding any further …

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What is a Functional Movement Screen (FMS)? Why is it Important?

You may have heard of a Functional Movement Screen before and wondered what it was.  If you have heard this term used, you probably have an interest in fitness or overheard someone else that has an interest in fitness talking about it.  This screen was developed by physical therapists in the late 90’s and has …

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