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How To Stay Healthy If You Sit All Day At Work

How To Stay Healthy If You Sit All Day At Work

Just because you sit at a desk all day, doesn’t mean you can’t implement some healthy lifestyle changes.

By Joel

Because of the numerous reports highlighting the negative effects of sitting all day, it is possible that most people today have an idea about it. 

Long hours of sitting have been linked to joint pain, poor posture and more serious health risks, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Health concerns are commonly raised by office workers, those that take more than eight hours behind their desks. 

 

Combined with stress, sedentary behavior and unhealthy habits, sitting for majority of the day whether at home or in a corporate cubicle could significantly affect health. 

To help reduce the health risks of sitting, here are simple ways that will not require too much time and effort to improve health and well-being while working: 

Sitting also raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, which all play a role in the condition. Moving throughout the day can help even more than exercise to lower your risk of all these health problems.”

1. Fix your monitor

Jim Sheedy, director of the Vision Performance Institute at Pacific University, said the top of the computer screen should level with the eyes to be looking down about 10 degrees. 

If the screen is too low, the head will adapt and follow by pointing down, which could then cause neck and back aches. Also, try to reduce display and screen brightness to avoid dry eye syndrome.

2. Stand up! 

If sitting too long, simply stand up. A research from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic shows that standing up could increase sense of well-being and decrease fatigue and appetite. 

Sitting at a desk all day can take a toll on your entire body so it is important to walk around the office and stretch often. Try to take breaks every hour or so to remain active. Take a lap around the office while your email is loading, take a walk outside during your lunch break or walk to the bathroom. If you are drinking enough water you should be needing to go to the bathroom often!

3. Improve posture

Office-based employees are known to suffer from poor posture as they tend to crane their necks forward and closer to the screen. Such posture can cause strain on the neck and spine.  A chiropractic expert suggests to do chin retraction, an exercise done by making a double chin. This could help keep the neck and spine lined up underneath. Neck and back pain can occur when sitting in a bad position for long periods of time.

The top of your screen should be level with your eyes to make it easier for you to sit straight.  You want to sit in a chair at a height where you can sit with your shoulders pulled back and relaxed, you’re sitting up tall, and your forearms are parallel to the ground so you are not reaching for the keyword or leaning towards the screen.

4. Improve lighting 

Adding a light to the desk could help maintain healthy eyes. A desk light can help prevent glare and the Computer Vision Syndrome, which causes eye strain, eye fatigue, dry eyes, light sensitivity, blurred vision and headaches.

5. Use a plant

Be close to nature. Simply put green, leafy plants on the desk to inspire creativity and a feeling of wellness, according to experts. Plants are known to improve psychological perspective and memory.

Some plants could also help improve air quality in the office.

6. Drink more water 

Stay hydrated. Research shows that an average desk-dwelling employee is commonly deficient in water. Very often, thirst is mistaken for hunger and we incorrectly snack. Sleepiness is often cause by dehydration as well, so keep yourself well hydrated by drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. 

Place one liter of water bottle near the computer screen and drink at least three times a day to stay hydrated. Proper hydration promotes cardiovascular health, keeps the body cool and improves muscles and joints. 

Bottom line:

Working 9-5 in an office job can be tiring and stressful but that does not mean that you should let your health slip. With a few small changes to your daily routine, you can easily set yourself up for success. How do you lead a healthy lifestyle while sitting in a chair 8 hours a day? I’d love to know how you stay healthy at work.

If you need to implement some simple lifestyle and work habit changes. So here’s recipe for staying in shape while working in an office. Check this ebook!

Which Sleep Position is the Best?

Which Sleep Position is the Best?

To find the best sleep position for you, consider more than just comfort. Although relaxation is important, don’t forget our lives are constantly changing.

By Joel

Is a fresh morning getting up is the domain of the young?


Do you have back pain when you want to get out of bed in the morning? Maybe you don’t have such a problem yet, but you are afraid that it may happen to you? Ever wonder how important a good sleep position is for your spine? Proper rest during sleep is a priority if you care about health, well-being and life energy. As you probably already guessed, proper sleep position is also very important for the health of your spine. Uncomfortable position causes that the muscles instead of being relaxed tighten excessively and unnecessarily burden the back. Back pain is not only the domain of the elderly, it can be experienced at any age. Sleeping the night in an uncomfortable position, in addition to morning pain, also results in sleeplessness, fatigue and irritability. So how to sleep and which position to avoid to finally breathe and get a good night’s sleep?

Sleeping on your stomach


The least healthy way to sleep is to sleep on your stomach because it puts pressure on your spine. When you sleep on your stomach, your organs are compressed and your lungs have a limited supply of air. Sleeping in this position, your neck is unnaturally twisted up, which causes muscle tension and subsequent pains, so you should not sleep in this position especially if you suffer from problems related to the cervical and lumbar spine. If you think you can’t sleep in a different position, try to reduce your back load by placing a pillow on one side of your pelvis, so you will deceive your spine, which will „think” you are sleeping on your side. Do you wake up at night, your heart beats crazy, you’re sweaty and confused? Research shows that people sleeping on their stomachs more often have erotic dreams, dreams of choking, drowning or meeting UFOs. The reason may be that sleeping on the stomach, we provide the body with much less oxygen, so that the proper functioning of the brain is disturbed and such images are created in it.

„The best positions for your spine are sleeping on your back and right side, but if you’ve always slept differently and feel good about it, you’re sleepy and every morning is the most wonderful part of the day for you, there is no need for you to forcefully change your habits.”

Sleeping on the side


Sleeping on your side is one of the most common sleep positions. Lying on the left side can cause squeezing of internal organs, especially the liver and lungs. Sleeping on the RIGHT SIDE you will allow your spine to relax in its most natural arrangement. Advice: sleep best on your side with slightly bent legs – this allows you to keep lumbar lordosis. Place a cushion between your legs to reduce pressure on your knees and lock your hips before turning. This position minimizes snoring, does not cause reflux and facilitates breathing. Apparently, people sleeping on the left side more often have nightmares, e.g. races, insect attacks, humiliating situations or life-threatening situations. People sleeping on the right side sleep peacefully and pleasantly. They dream of swimming, walking, sightseeing, admiring the landscapes.

Sleeping on your back

Sleeping on your back is probably the best and healthiest position for you, your spine and your body. By sleeping on your back you allow your internal organs to „expand” and thus completely relax. You do not burden them, do not squeeze or stew them. Studies show that people sleeping on their backs have the most realistic dreams, e.g. regarding their daily lives, you no longer have to worry about nightmares. Some people think that lying flat on your back puts pressure on your hips, if you feel this way too, and you would like to test this position, the best solution is to place the pillow under your knees, leaving them slightly bent, reduce pressure and relieve the lumbar spine.

Bottom line…

The best positions for your spine are sleeping on your back and right side, but if you’ve always slept differently and feel good about it, you’re sleepy and every morning is the most wonderful part of the day for you, there is no need for you to forcefully change your habits. However, if sometimes your spine hurts in the morning, you have trouble getting up – try to change your sleep position, and maybe it turns out that after some time this problem will not affect you anymore. 🙂 If you get up tired, it may also arise from the wrong ground on which you sleep. So sleep on a suitable mattress that adapts to your body and ensures high sleep comfort. So lie down in the position of your choice, close your eyes and immerse yourself in a blissful sleep … And do not forget to check what you dreamed! 🙂

How are your hips when you’re 20, 30, 40 … years old?

How are your hips when you're 20, 30, 40 ... years old?

Long-term sitting in a chair or sofa creates tension in the hips, which may be the cause of many painful ailments.

By Joel

It’s one of the largest and most important joints in the human body – thanks to them you walk and keep your pawn. When you devote some attention to them, they will give you health for many years.

20+ Hips like a dream

It is still good (although it was best when you were over a dozen years old and instead of in front of the computer, you spent time on a bike and playing football with your friends). There is not much needed to make it even better.

Most of the 20-year-olds can sit cross-legged, but they already have problems with touching their fingers to the floor in the bend of the torso, and they also poorly tighten their heels to the buttocks. It is the fault of the sedentary lifestyle and the lack of systematic general development exercises during the studies.

Good news? Short stretching exercises will restore your hips perfect mobility.

Ideally, 2-3 times a week, gradually stretch the hips to full flexion. For 2 minutes, make a torso bend in a standing position – that is, bend in the hips, standing on the wide-spaced feet. The next 2 minutes will be devoted to training the hip extension. Kneel down, lean back slightly, resting your hands on your heels, and push your hips forward.

Four minutes a day for the healthy future of the hips is probably not too much?

„Hip pain can happen at any age, if only due to strain. If it is not too severe and allows you to move, for a week we can treat it with home methods. Then, however, you need to visit an orthopedic doctor.”

30+ The stairs begin

Your joints are slowly starting to wear naturally. „You help” them in this overweight, whose hips do not like, and unhealed injuries and injuries. And above all, sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise, which weakens the abdominal muscles and enlarges the lordosis of the lumbar spine. They just can not stand that hip.

If we spend most of the day sitting, the hips are still flexed and the muscles that „pull” the lumbar lordosis towards them become contorted. Enlargement of this natural bending of the spine can generate soft tissue conflict within the joint and the hips start to ache. Initially only during stretching, longer sitting in a low chair or in a car, but with time we are already accompanied by constant, mournful pain. Then, orthopedic diagnostics and rehabilitation are necessary.

Remember, hips like movement. Two or three times a week, treat yourself to moderate physical exertion (bicycle, quick walk, swimming, jogging, fitness). And once a week for half an hour do exercises flexing the hips and loins (eg, lying on your back, set your legs like swimming frogs, rest your feet on yourself and spread your knees wide.) Or lying on your stomach, bend your knees alternately and then, without taking hips from the mattress, lift the legs upwards in turn).

Note: problems with hips may also have mums who have given birth in a natural way.

For a newborn baby to pass through the birth canal, the ligaments naturally relax in the body of the woman. Sometimes after birth, the sacroiliac joints do not return to the original setting, especially after the birth of a large child. And that they normally have very little mobility, any change in the position extends the ligament unused to it. This with longer walking or standing causes pain in the lower part of the spine, with radiation on the side of the buttock. Young mothers try to avoid him by walking and standing „differently” or less often, which, however, contributes to muscle wasting. And leads to conflicts in the hip joint, and this in extreme requires the surgical stabilization of sacroiliac joints.

How to avoid this? If your joints ache – and the pain most often occurs before delivery – wear a special cross-waist belt for pregnant women. It tightly covers the hips, stabilizing them and preventing overloading of the ligaments.

40+ Training does wonders

If you are in good condition and regularly do sports, the hips have no reason to remind you of their existence. If not, one of the strange words – entezopathy or protraction – can be added to your vocabulary.

Entezopathy is a condition of overloading the tendon attachment within the hip, most often affecting the greater trochanter, the height located on the femur. The pain of the side of the thigh occurs when having a twisted body, we stand on one leg or we turn on it.

He is often felt by men in their forties who, proving to themselves that they have not aged so much, are throwing themselves at the gym equipment.

Most often, entezopathy results from too intensive strength training, carried out from time to time. To avoid it, it’s enough to train less intensively, but regularly – our expert adds. It is also worth remembering about the warm-up before any sporting activity. The elastic is the bag of the hip joint and reduces intra-articular pressure during exercise, which increases the nutrition of the articular cartilage.

If you have skipped sports with a large bow, your abdominal muscles probably resemble jelly more than strings. When a deep lumbar lordosis joins in, you can touch the protraction, or pelvic position, which causes the hip joints to constantly work in flexion.

What unevenly puts pressure on the hip joints and promotes their distortion. To prevent this, every day for half an hour we will do exercises for the abdominal muscles and those increasing the extension in the hip joints. It is also important how we walk. It is best if the navel is as close as possible to the spine while walking, and the pubic symphysis is pushed forward. This position restores proper loading of hip and sacrum joints.

Your hips will also be grateful for yoga or tai-chi classes. And as much traffic as possible, and the least seat!

50+ It can not be better

It does not change when you exercise, it’s good, if not, it’s worse. The changes that began in the hips around forty are gradually increasing. There is an unpleasant novelty, short-lived morning stiffness that you feel in your hips.

It usually passes after the first few steps, but its appearance indicates the first degenerative changes in the hip joints. Now, the developmental irregularities of the hips from early childhood also come to light. Then, there is a need for directional rehabilitation and moderate physical exercise three times a week.

At this age, your hips like aquaaerobic, which makes the joints more elastic, without straining them. Fits further tai-chi, shaping the muscles that stabilize the pelvis, and yoga. But they do not like running anymore.

60+ Welcome to the land of stiff people

After the age of 60, the range of hip movement clearly decreases.

As the first one, we lose the ability to perform the extension and internal rotation movement, which makes it difficult to lift the leg high while standing and make a quick turn to the side while walking. Later, the visit traffic disappears and it is harder to get on a bike with a high frame or side to sit in the car. This is the result of a reduction in the flexibility of the joint capsule, resulting from age.

Degenerative changes intensify and morning stiffness can last up to an hour.
And now it’s time for good news – regular exercise will help you keep your joints flexible. Sign up for gymnastics for seniors, do Nordic walking, which trains the hip extension (after training by the instructor, walking incorrectly, deepen the problems), swim (if not a frog). And it’s better to give up cycling because it fixes the flexion of the hip joints.

Senior training: full 45 minutes of walking (with or without sticks, possibly with weights in hands), pool twice a week + once, twice gymnastics, yoga or tai-chi for seniors. In the end, now you finally have some time for yourself, use it for health!

Bottom line:

To prevent functional hip disorders, both the joint and the surrounding muscles should be stretched to restore the possible elasticity to the tissues. This particularly applies to people with already diagnosed diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Osteoarthritis of the joints and spine requires constant work on strengthening the muscular corset, which is a natural protection of joints against excessive overload.

People who are prone to hip problems should avoid sports that affect these joints, such as running, jumping or team games. If they have to stand or sit for a long time during work, they should often change position and try to load both legs in the same way.

Why my legs hurt?

Why my legs hurt?

Your legs are an amazing collection of bones and muscles. But if something goes a bit wrong, they can hurt and make it hard to move around. Learn about the diseases and conditions that may cause pain in the leg

By Joel

Not always the cause of leg pain is a long hike or uncomfortable shoes. Sometimes it is associated with diseases of the blood vessels, spine or metabolic disorders, i.e. diseases that need to be treated.

Leg pain has various faces and causes. Sometimes it is sudden, strong, sometimes it is gradually growing, mourning. It is usually caused by tiredness in the legs. But its source is also injuries, such as rupture of tendons, ligaments or foot defects and deformities (eg flat feet, halluxes). It is also a consequence of rheumatic diseases, diabetes, alcoholism.

There are so many reasons for leg pain that I only mention some of them.

„In the fight against night footaches, it is necessary to change your lifestyle. You should stop smoking, avoid drinking alcohol and large amounts of coffee (especially in the evening). Daily physical activity of moderate intensity is important. For people whose work requires a long hours of sitting, a few-minute walk is recommended.”

Deep vein thrombosis

The development of this disease is favored by damage to vein walls, cardiovascular diseases (eg varicose veins, myocardial infarction), pregnancy, puerperium, long-term immobilization (eg after surgery), oral contraception, as well as congenital or acquired blood coagulation disorders (eg thrombophilia, or hypercoagulability). The essence of the disease is the formation of clots that slow the flow of blood in the veins or completely block it. When they detach themselves from the walls of these vessels, they can create a life threatening condition, causing a pulmonary embolism.

Deep vein thrombosis may be asymptomatic. It is not often that all symptoms characteristic of her occur: swelling and pain in the leg, intensifying when standing and walking, redness and warming of the skin, cyanosis of the feet. In deep vein thrombosis, anticoagulants, rarely thrombolytic agents, are used to dissolve the clot in the vein. Tools with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties are used in a supportive way.

Degeneration of the spine

Spine degeneration occurs as a result of aging of the body, injuries, sometimes also injuries of the intervertebral disc. Degenerative changes can cause local inflammation with pressure on nerve structures. They often affect the lumbar spine, causing chronic back pain radiating to the legs. The symptoms appear mainly at night, during rest. Relief is brought by rehabilitation and some forms of physical activity, such as swimming, as well as periodically used analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs in the form of tablets, ointments, gels.

Gout

Gout is also called arthritis or gout. It is a chronic disease associated with metabolic disorders. Their consequence is the deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints, called urate. They are very sharp, they hurt tissues and this causes inflammation. The disease does not show any symptoms for many years. The first symptom is usually severe, sudden joint pain, swelling, sensitivity to touch, redness and tension of the skin above it. The disease can affect the joints of the hands, shoulder, knee, but usually the pain is located in the toe. So our foot hurts. Treatment consists of taking preparations that reduce the concentration of uric acid, diuretics and the use of a diet recommended by a doctor.

Atherosclerotic lesions

Their consequence is chronic leg ischemia. Atherosclerotic plaques narrow the lumen of the arteries. The first symptom of the disease is paleness and cooling of the feet. Over time, intermittent claudication occurs, i.e. leg pain while walking, giving way after rest. As the blood supply deteriorates, there may also be resting pains, initially located only in the fingers, and then covering the whole foot, and even the lower leg, and non-healing ulcers and necrotic lesions on the foot. In the treatment of chronic ischaemia of the legs, the drugs used in atherosclerosis are primarily used. Important elements of the treatment are daily physical activity (walking, cycling), avoiding cuts and abrasions.

Chronic venous insufficiency

The removal of blood from the legs facilitates, among others valves in the veins and working calf muscles that „push” it up. If the valves are damaged and we lead a sedentary lifestyle, there is blood stagnation and development of chronic venous insufficiency. Its signal is the feeling of tired, heavy legs, swelling, formation of varicose veins. The disease is usually treated conservatively. It is recommended to take medicines that improve venous circulation and strengthening veins, wearing stockings or compression tights and physical activity. If the formation of varicose veins occurred, they are removed surgically, because their complications may be caused by superficial or deep vein inflammations.

Water and electrolyte disturbances

They sometimes cause painful cramps in the calves that may occur as a result of taking dehydrating, laxative and slimming diets. They are often caused by dehydration or a shortage of minerals: magnesium, potassium, calcium. The cramps most often annoy at night, waking from sleep. To relieve the pain, we can come out for a moment or straighten the leg in the knee, lift it and bend it hard in the hock, pulling the foot towards you. If we are prone to this condition, take a hot bath before bedtime, or massage in the calf with warming ointment. Remember to drink 1.5-2 l of liquid daily and enrich the diet with products rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Bottom line:

In the fight against footaches, it is necessary to change your lifestyle. You should stop smoking, avoid drinking alcohol and large amounts of coffee (especially in the evening). Daily physical activity of moderate intensity is important. For people whose work requires a long hours of sitting, a few-minute walk is recommended.

Supplementation of iron, magnesium and B vitamins is helpful.

When resting, your legs should be above the level of the heart. An effective method of therapy is compression therapy using special bands, stockings or compression knee socks. In the treatment of neurological disorders, a well-adjusted physiotherapy can provide relief.

 

Pain in the elbow while working at the computer​?

Pain in the elbow while working at the computer?

Do you suffer from mouse elbow or computer elbow? You might, if you have pain on the outside of your elbow. Get relief now and stop the pain from returning!

By Joel

Pain in the elbow is one of the more frequent complaints of patients working at the computer next to the carpal tunnel syndrome. Unfortunately, the many hours of lack of exercise has big consequences for our tendons, muscles and joints. If you feel the first ailments within the elbow, it is worth finding the cause of the pain and preventing it before the problem becomes chronic.
 
Pain in the elbow while working at the computer – what really hurts us?
Pain in the elbow during work at the computer in most patients is a result of the disease in the extensor tendons and less often in the wrist and finger flexors that attach to the elbow. Some time ago it was discovered that these are not inflammatory changes. The cause of pain is the degeneration of collagen fibers and the formation of pathological blood vessels and nerves. If the changes include wrist extenders on the side of the joint, we are talking about the tennis elbow. The disease on the opposite side of the wrist flexor tendons is called the golfer’s elbow.
Pain in the elbow may also result from irritation of the nerves running around the elbow. From the inside, the ulnar nerve follows, which is easily compressed. On the outer side, the radial nerve is less likely to have problems.
The less common causes of elbow pain are changes in one of the three joints present here and bursitis.

„As you are overusing your arm you are most likely going to face this condition at some point in your life. So, if you don’t already suffer, don’t worry! There are proven ways to prevent you from suffering in the future. „

Pain in the elbow while working on a computer – why is this happening?

  • As you type on the keyboard, your finger moves repeatedly. Raise your finger and then press it to the key …. and thousands of times. And what do our fingers and elbow share? It turns out that a lot. When the finger is lifted, the muscles of the extensor muscles are activated, while the flexors muscles work while the key is pressed. Both muscle groups have their origin just around the elbow. Repeated movements may consequently lead to degenerative changes at the site of the tendon attachment to the bone. In this situation, we feel the pain of the elbow when we move our fingers or wrist.

 

  • Man is created for constant movement, alternating bending and straightening the elbow. Our joints should work to the full extent, because only then comes to their proper nutrition. At a time when all human activities were physical, there was no problem. Working on the computer means that our elbow is in many hours in the same bent position. It is a very unnatural behavior for our joints, muscles and tendons. Elbow structures are ischemic and prone to damage.

 

  • The long hours of flexion of the elbow also has a negative effect on the nerves running in its vicinity. The ulnar nerve is particularly exposed, which runs in this area in a special groove. At the moment when we bend the elbow, our nerve must freely slip through the groove. For various reasons, there may be a situation where its movement is disturbed. This is often the case for anatomical reasons, consisting in the incorrect construction of the groove, for which we have no influence. As long as you make various movements with your elbow during the day, the problem may not occur. At the moment when we keep our elbow many hours in the flexion, and the nerve movement in the groove is limited, irritation may occur. Expertly, we’re talking about the ulnar groove syndrome.

 

  • Working on a standard mouse causes that our forearm is rotated and is in the pronation position. This is not a comfortable situation for our forearm, which is in constant tension. In addition, this setting causes that we have to keep the mouse slightly still. An alternative is the vertical mouse, otherwise known as vertical. 

 

  • Some standard mice are too large in relation to the patient’s structure, which causes the wrist to be in an upright position. In other words, it is slightly tilted up. This position affects the greater activation of the finger extensors that attach to the lateral side of the elbow.

Pain in the elbow during work on the computer – symptoms.


In the initial stage, elbow pain can happen once in a while, it can also intensify with working hours. In a situation where the disease is advanced, pain may appear already in the first hour of work, as well as during daily activities. In the late stage, the pain may also occur at rest.
In the case of tendon disease in the initial stage, the pain involves one small point. Usually we are able to indicate the place of pain with one finger. As the disease develops, the symptoms may radiate downwards, we may also have the impression that the entire forearm is tense and painful.
In case the problem is an irritated nerve, from the very beginning you can feel the pain radiating down even to the fingers of your hands. Symptoms have a sharp character and can appear when we put our elbow on the desk or can build up when the forearm is in a bent position for a long time. Additionally, we can feel the weakness of the hand.

Bottom line:

Evaluation of workplace ergonomics. An attempt to change the mouse, seat settings and other elements that may affect the occurrence of damage. Also important are breaks at work and simple exercises and techniques of automation at work. If you plan to visit a physiotherapist, it is worth taking a photo of our workstation and hand position on the mouse beforehand.
In some cases, especially at the time of severe pain, a special tennis-band is helpful.

The consequences of office work – 20 occupational diseases you can contract.

The consequences of office work - 20 occupational diseases you can contract.

When we talk about most risky professions, which endanger people’s lives and health, we often think of professions like roofers or soldiers. Nevertheless, full-time office work could be also very risky for your health, if you don’t follow some rules of proper posture or taking breaks. Work can be painful.

By Joel

Office work is not associated with dangerous occupations, but on the contrary, employment in the office is sometimes referred to as a „warm job.” And yet – many hours of sitting in front of a computer screen also has its health consequences.
Many times on our blog we have discussed the subject of ergonomics and proper matching of office furniture to employees. We hope that this text will help us understand why proper office equipment is so important.

Spine and skeletal system – the most exposed in office work.


Inadequate desk, too low office chair, many hours without moving in a sitting position – all this leads to back pain and, consequently, to degenerative diseases. An equally common complaint is the carpal tunnel syndrome, which appears in people who write a lot on a computer. Office workers also complain about aching calves, leg muscle cramps, swollen feet – all this is the result of prolonged sitting. As many as 92% of employees experienced chronic neck pain. To prevent these ailments, you should regularly get up from the desk and drag yourself. It is also very important that the workplace meets the basic criteria of ergonomics.

„The health of workers is an essential prerequisite for household income, productivity and economic development. Therefore, restoring and maintaining working capacity is an important function of the health services.”

Eyes hurt from looking at the monitor.

Another ailments that can be obtained in office work is deterioration of vision, dry eye syndrome or so-called computer vision syndrome (visual fatigue, decreased focus, dry eye and headache, neck and back pain). Some of these ailments can even lead to a complete loss of vision. Chronic pain, congestion or eye fatigue should be consulted with an ophthalmologist. Sometimes well-chosen glasses are enough to fix the problem. Do not forget to check if your workplace is properly lit, if the monitor is at the right angle, etc,

Other ailments that can occur in the office.

Problems with the spine and eyes are most frequently reported by employees of ailments. However, you can find a lot more disease entities on the list:

  • obesity or overweight – resulting from a sedentary work,
  • nervous diseases, depression – expectation of results, excess of duties also harm our psyche, office workers are much more exposed to depression and neurosis than manual workers,
  • sick building syndrome – in many offices there is an unfavorable microclimate, and the air conditioning has not been cleaned for years, as will add to the eternally working office equipment, emitting radiation and printers it’s no wonder that quite a large percentage of employees suffer from various types of allergies, asthma, headaches, impaired concentration, so-called air-conditioning fever, lung diseases etc.
  • diseases of the circulatory system – stress and lack of exercise may lead to arterial embolism or deep leg vein thrombosis.

Of course, all these diseases can be counteracted. How? Here are a few ways:

  • take care of the right office furniture: a comfortable desk, an adjustable armchair,
  • familiarize yourself with the principles of ergonomics and use them in everyday work,
  • trying to maintain the optimal position of the body, properly positioning the monitor, etc.
  • every hour take a short break, stop a moment, drag yourself, make a slope, go to the office, and if you can – treat yourself to a simple gymnastics,
  • do not snack during work – use meals for meals, do not eat at the computer,
  • clean your work place once a week, wipe the desk, monitor, keyboard – germs also multiply on them,
    lead a hygienic lifestyle,
  • also after work – do sports at least three times a week, do not spend all your free time in front of the TV or computer,
  • take care of the muscles and rest for the eyes.

Bottom line:

Please remember that proper sitting with maintaining proper body posture will ensure longer work without pain.

Food For Healthy Eyes

Food For Healthy Eyes

Good nutrition is important to keep your eyes healthy and functioning their best throughout your lifetime.

By Joel

If you are looking to prevent eye conditions like cataracts macular degeneration, a good way to start is to consume the right food. You need specific nutrients for healthy eyes, but specially I speak about lutein and zeaxanthin. What are they and how do they keep your eyes healthy?

Lutein and zaexanthin are carotenoids, pigments that give plants red, orange, and yellow colors. Among their functions is protecting plants from high-energy light rays called blue light. These substances are also highly concentrated in the macula of the eye, giving it a yellowish color. In fact, the macula contains a third form of carotenoid, as stated in recent research. This pigment, called meso-zeaxanthin, is produced in the retina using ingested lutein and isn’t found in any food source.

„Lutein and zeaxanthin appear to have important antioxidant functions in the body. Along with other natural antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene and vitamin E, these important pigments guard the body from damaging effects of free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can destroy cells and play a role in many diseases.”

The Benefits Of Lutein And Zeaxanthin

The primary benefit of lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin has to do with how they protect the eyes from blue light. They block blue light from reaching the retina which prevents light-induced oxidation that leads to macular degeneration (AMD). They also work with other antioxidants like vitamins C and E and beta-carotene to protect the body from free radicals that damage the cells and cause many diseases.

The benefits of these 3 carotenoids are well-documented in a number of studies published in reputable journals. The American Journal of Epidemiology, Ophthalmology and Archives of Ophthalmology released research associating high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin with low incidences of macular degeneration. Two studies in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science found roughly similar results in that increased levels of macular pigments meant lower risks of developing AMD.

Furthermore, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS and AREDS2) formulated a daily antioxidant containing vitamins C and E, zinc, and copper, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin. It was found that this combination reduced the risk of AMD progression by 10 to 25 percent. The said research didn’t clarify if lutein and zeaxanthin also reduced the risk of cataracts.

Foods Containing Lutein And Zeaxanthin

These two nutrients are abundant in green and yellow vegetables, especially leafy ones. Cooked spinach and cooked kale are considered top sources. They are also found in non-vegetarian sources, particularly egg yolks. However, it would be best to stick to vegetarian items if you have high cholesterol levels.

Bottom line:

Just like the rest of the body, the eyes need proper nutrition to stay healthy and free from diseases. Consuming food items rich in lutein and zeaxanthin is a good way to maintain excellent vision.

Golf Wrist Pain – Is No Necessary to Hang Up the Clubs

Golf wrist torment is a genuine article and can extremely back off your diversion and playing style. I have conversed with numerous golfers and numerous experience the ill effects of either back torment, knee torment, elbow firmness and torment too. 

This agony is frequently the aftereffect of irritation that a significant number of us have, yet we simply don't realize what to do to help ease the torment and aggravation manifestations.

For those of you that are say…I need to be careful here, over 45…? I am sure you have a few more aches and pains and stiffness than a few years back.

Numerous sorts of wrist torment are caused by sudden wounds that outcome in sprains or breaks. In any case, wrist torment additionally can be caused by more long haul issues -, for example, dreary pressure, joint inflammation and carpal passage disorder. 

Since such a significant number of variables can prompt agony, diagnosing the correct reason can at times can be troublesome. 

Treatment for wrist torment can incorporate the accompanying: 

1. Drugs: 

Agony relievers. Over-the-counter torment relievers may help diminish your torment. More grounded torment relievers are accessible by remedy. 

Corticosteroids. On the off chance that your distress is being caused by aggravation, your specialist may infuse the territory with cortisone, an intense mitigating drug. 

2. Treatment 

In the event that you have a broken bone in your wrist, or on the off chance that you have sprained or stressed your wrist, you may need to wear a brace to secure the harmed ligament or tendon while it recuperates or have the bones set and perhaps wear a cast. 

An exact determination by a Doctor is completely vital! 

3.Surgery 

At times, medical procedure might be important. Illustrations include: 

Seriously broken bones, Carpal passage disorder and additionally Tendon or tendon repair. 

Extraordinary compared to other things to maintain a strategic distance from golf wrist torment is counteractive action. This incorporates defensive wrist monitors, focusing on ergonomics so you don't pressure your wrists while writing at the PC, and building bone quality with calcium supplements can likewise help. 

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Regardless of whether your solidness is caused by hitting the fairway, or is restricting your capacity to shoot an awesome diversion can be because of numerous causes. 

 

Look for direction from proper medicinal experts so your torment can be decreased or dispensed with. 

Golf back, knee, elbow, wrist, agony and irritation does not have to impede your diversion any longer on the off chance that you get to the foundation of your issues! 

Symptoms and causes of Hernation Disc

When we consider the spine, it seems like a long, barely bendable area of bone. That couldn't in any way, shape or form be more misguided. Actually, the spine is a collection of a few bones that fit with each other, joined at each intersection point by circles that make a cushion between the hard joints, and making an interlocking structure that makes flexibility possible. 

The discs that cushion each spinal bone are basic. They are shields that keep the bones ready to move and enable them to end up adaptable. 

Disc herniation is most regularly seen between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae, organized in the lower back. 

Causes and Symptoms 

When considering the spinal plates, picture a doughnut with a stick filling in the middle. The circles are harder outwardly, yet the middle is gentler and stick like-which is vital to engage the joints to slide over each other easily. Regardless, when that stick focus breaks, the stick like bit of the plate pushes into the harder bit of the circle into the spinal trench. This achievement the mass of the joint will influence the circle to press against nerve endings now and again, causing outrageous distress. The plate could be harmed to the point that the two vertebrae being cushioned may start to rub against each other, causing expanded agony. 

Circle herniation might be a customary symptom of the body maturing and breaking down. It could in like manner happen in light of damage to the back and neck when all is said in done. 

The most broadly perceived reactions of a herniated plate are: 

  • Agony radiating from the impacted zone down to the arms and legs, bothered by advancement. 
  • Muscle inadequacy when the nerves impacted get weaker, causing impedance in motor work 
  • Deadness, shuddering and curtailing, arms or legs. 
  • In outrageous cases, there is a dynamic misfortune in scope of movement and excruciating sensations in the muscles. 

Medications will be chosen by examination, attested by x-beams and imaging tests. 

Ordinary Treatment Options 

Ordinarily, the most overwhelming issue of patients with herniated circles is torment. Along these lines, torment administration is high on the specialist's rundown of needs. 

The torment from the nerves being squeezed by the herniated plate can be diminished with a physician endorsed medicine. NSAIDS, which can be gotten over the counter, are the fundamental hotspot for torment control, however more grounded torment requires a master's endorsed arrangement. 

Exactly when muscle fits are a stress, muscle relaxants can be given to the patients. They can in like manner be given cortisone shots or distinctive steroids to decrease the exacerbation of the muscle and tissue. 

 

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Non-Surgical Therapy 

On the other hand, a few patients who need to go the non-careful course to deal with their torment with medicines like needle treatment, yoga, chiropractic and back rub. While these methods are not clinically certified, they do give a measure of torment lightening. 

Medical procedure 

If all else fails, medical procedure might be required when distinctive solutions have fail to cause mitigation. It is moreover the recommended treatment for when the signs of the herniated plate are debilitating the patient's ability to work. 

A few occurrences require the harmed plate to be evacuated and the two vertebrae intertwined. Different circumstances, a produced plate can be set to supplant the herniated one. 

Any medical procedure alternative will be talked about with a specialist before continuing. There is moreover the matter of the after-medical procedure mind that will be required by the patient, incorporating exercise based recuperation with the objective that the patient can recover most or most of their extent of development. 

Avoid Eyestrain

Eyestrain is a common problem that attacks people who use computers. Eyestrain can lead to stress and reduced working well and getting a lot done. When your eyes are strained, you're also likely to feel tired out, as well as experience neck pain and headache. All of these can cause youfurther stress. By improving your working conditions, you can make something  and reduce your stress level. 

 

Lighting is important

Good enough lighting is important in your work area. If there is not enough light, you'll bestraining your eyes; too bright and you'll suffer from very bright shine. Having the right kind of lighting is also important. While you can always depend on natural light during the day, you will have to choose your fake light if you're working on your computer at night. Get fluorescent lights rather than regular, old-fashioned light bulbs. They're a lot better and kinder on your eyes and they consume less energy and last longer. 

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You'll be overworking your eye muscles if you must squint because of the angry stare. Make sure to eliminate all sources of very bright shine, whether it's light that directly shines into your eyes or a reflection off your screen. If your monitor did not come with an anti-glare coating, think about getting an anti-glare screen. 

Next to very brightly shine, your other concern is the high contrast of colors around you. This includes what you see on your computer monitor and everything in your immediate (surrounding conditions) such as your walls and furniture. Your eyes find it hard to look at bothalmost-opposite/showing the differences between colors and boring colors. So if you can find an opportunity to repaint your walls, go for the light and pastel colors to create a calmer atmosphere. 

Flickering computer monitors or light bulbs are annoying. To avoid getting stressed any further, immediately replace light bulbs that do not shine steadily. Buy a new monitor if your old one can no longer be repaired, although you may want to first change to fit new conditions the refresh rate to make steady the display output. 

Be more careful with what you are reading at your computer. You'll be straining your eyes for no good reason if you have to continue reading documents in small sets of printed letters of the same style or fancy typefaces. And if you have to deal with scanned documents that are barely readable, it is a good idea to use an optical character recognition program so you can read the content better and without much effort. 

Be aware of your distance from the computer monitor. You have to be at least an arm's length away from the screen. According to experts, the eyes are less tired if you look down below the line in the distance where the Earth and sky meet rather than above it. 

 

Avoid switching of your focus.

More than that, you should avoid the continuous switching of your focus to and from objects that are near or far. Doing so can be very tiring to your eyes. If you are working on your computer and are constantly referring to a hard copy at the same time, it is best to prop up your source document on a holder placed beside your monitor. That way, the distance of your focus remains almost the same. 

You will also strain your eyes if you keep your focus on the same object for an extended length of time. Make it a habit to take off your eyes from what you're working on and look at something else far away for about two minutes. Do this every twenty minutes or so. Or, you can close your eyes and cup your palms over them for a few seconds. 

eye-strain2_keepwellintheoffice One last thing that you should be concerned with is the humidity level in your office or wherever you're working. Low humidity tends to dry the eyes and dry eyes lead to eyestrain. As a fix, make sure that your work space is well ventilated and check the flow of air currents where you're seated. 

If you want to avoid stress, it is important to take good care of your eyes. Before you feel thestress, your eyes are the ones first affected so protect them whenever you work on yourcomputer.