Tips & News

Global Ergonomics Month: Are you ERGOhealthy?

  With the recent celebration of Global Ergonomics Month, here are some reminder tips for things you can do to remain ERGOhealthy:   Integrate walking as part of your fitness plan.  The American College of Sports Medicine recommends at least 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of activity each week.  For most adults, this amount of physical […]

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Walking: the Workout of a Lifetime

There are lot of ways people exercise today – whether it’s swimming, hiking, biking, martial arts, running, gardening, aerobics & other classes, yoga, weightlifting, and numerous sporting activities.  Given the number of options, however, experts say that “walking is a superfood” of fitness.  According to Katy Bowman, author and scientist, walking is the “defining movement […]

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Tips for Musicians, Golfers, Quilters, and…

This month’s tip comes from Kate Montgomery, an ERGOhealthy Coach and author.  She shares with us her insights for various professions, hobbies, and sports: No matter what your occupation, sport or hobby, the 12-step Montgomery Method™ can help you to maintain stronger grip strength, and reduce or eliminate the pain in your arms, wrists and […]

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Interruptions do Impact Quality of Work

Interruptions are universally common at home and in the office; however, little is known about the influence disruptions have on quality of work. According to a study published by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, office employees are interrupted an average of six times every hour!  The research study, “Do Interruptions Affect Quality of Work” […]

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Cut down on watching television to extend life!

Adults in the United States spend more than half of their waking hours in sedentary pursuits such as television viewing, computer use, or driving. According to new research published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adults who watch three or more hours of television per day have double the risk of […]

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Physical activity report card for our youth: Not good..

Physical activity report card for our youth:  Not good – with 50% of waking hours spent in sedentary activity.   Recently, The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine released their U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.  Unfortunately, grades in a number of key indicators are failing […]

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People who exercise… less likely to suffer health problems

People who exercise a few times a week in old age are 2.5 times less likely to suffer serious long-term health problems. According to a recent study, taking up physical activity later in life is beneficial and life-extending.  The findings include: Whether working in the garden or cleaning your car, exercise a few times a […]

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Exercise is the best preventive drug

Over the last several years numerous articles about importance of exercise have come to light.   In addition, research is pointing to a strong association between sitting and chronic disease.  Driving automobiles, watching television and movies, hours spent on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and in the past few years online social networking and gaming… keeps […]

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How parents can help sedentary cyber-kids

In a fitness event schedule next month, promoters are advising parents go the extra mile for fitness and help sedentary cyber-kids by awakening their children from the inert world of video games and get back to the great outdoors for sunshine, fitness and health! The latest CDC results show that 75 percent of kids and teenagers […]

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