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Ergo Month Volume III – Your ergonomic home.

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    The health and productivity benefits of workplace ergonomics are well documented, including positive outcomes associated with accommodating the ergonomic needs of our aging workforce. And, just as ergonomics successfully adapts specific jobs and tasks to workers, good ergonomic design can also make many of our daily tasks and activities at home easier and […]

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Everyday Ergonomics at Home

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It’s Ergo July here at EasierLiving! We’ll be blogging all month about home office products to help you be more productive and stay healthy while working form home.   At work you had a special chair or maybe a cushion, and a certain keyboard, or you stood on anti fatigue mats, and a myriad of […]

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Outfit Your Furniture to Prevent Falls

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Have you ever been in a home outfitted to prevent falls? If so, you might not have noticed. Why? Because today’s fall prevention products often “hide” in plain sight. That is, they work in tandem with ordinary furniture, rather than operating as stand-alone products. There are several reasons why subtle additions to furniture are popular. The first […]

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Weight Gain and Arthritis (What You Need to Know)

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Like the chicken or egg dilemma, determining whether weight gain or arthritis comes first is a real head-scratcher. On the one hand, obese people are 60% more likely to develop arthritis than those of normal weight. On the other hand, an official arthritis diagnosis is often the catalyst for immediate weight gain, a fact that manufacturers of arthritis relief products take […]

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Prevent Falls when Traveling

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Travel is one of modern life’s greatest pleasures. In today’s world, if you can find it on the map, you can go there (yes, even Antarctica). However, traveling makes certain risks — like falling — more likely. An injury from a fall could mean the difference between seeing the sites and hearing about them secondhand — from a hospital. […]

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Coping with Chronic Back Pain

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The standard advice for coping with chronic back pain is usually a mix of exercise, back pain support products, and anti-inflammatories. It’s good advice, sure, but incomplete for many people. Doctors have long suspected a missing link in back pain treatment. It’s what conventional wisdom overlooks: the mind-body connection. The results of one study show that […]

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Are your feet causing your back pain?

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Back pain is a complex problem with many contributing factors. Problems in the feet can and do affect your back. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you have no other explanation for back pain and the doctor can’t find anything within the back itself, it might be your feet. For example, feet that are forced into the wrong shoes can damage […]

For some reason, older adults often get the notion that they can’t exercise for a series of reasons.

The Importance of Exercising with Arthritis

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Although it may be the last thing you want to do when you’re suffering from pain, exercising with arthritis has proven to be very beneficial. It seems only logical to stop moving the part of your body that is aching, but following that instinct may be more negative than positive. Arthritis, also called osteoarthritis, is […]