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Mousing with Non-Dominant Hand: Anti-Aging at Your Fingertips

Doing the same things, the same way, every day can be harmful to our mental and physical health. Being comfortable as creatures of habit doesn’t do much to keep our brains healthy. Memory recall, problem solving, and even motor-memory skills can dwindle by abiding in our comfort zone. Here’s a computer ergonomic tip that has …

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Understanding the Four Most Common Workplace Injuries

Workplace strain injuries are among the costliest for maritime employers. In 2017 alone, overexertion injuries cost employers $13.8 billion1. Understanding how the body gets injured provides insight on prevention strategies to minimize the cost of these injuries and improve the efficiency of operations.  Injury occurs when the tissue (e.g., muscle, tendon, or ligament) experiences an …

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Key to reducing ergonomic injuries is designing tasks so that the internal loads are minimized.

There are two types of forces can impose loads on a tissue during work. External loads refer to those forces that are imposed on the body as a direct result of gravity acting on an object being lifted or manipulated by a person. However, in order to maintain equilibrium, this external force must be counteracted …

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Sit-to-Stand Workstations: Effective Dynamic Workstations or Expensive Static Desks?

The concept of the sit-to-stand workstation is that workers can alternate between sitting and standing at any time by raising the work surface to a standing height and lowering it to a sitting height. By changing from a sedentary, seated position to a standing position, the authors claim that the worker changes posture, exerting large …

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ENERGY SYSTEMS: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO TRAIN THEM

The human body works in mysterious ways. So mysterious, that we rarely attempt to understand its many functions. One function it pays to understand is energy production.  When it comes to producing energy for movement, the human body uses three systems. Each system serves a different purpose and during movement they each contribute a percentage …

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