Tag: desk job

7 Things You’re Doing That Cause Back Pain

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on March 11, 2014 0 Comments • views: 6971
7 Things You’re Doing That Cause Back Pain

The American Chiropractic Association states that one-half of all working Americans suffer back pain symptoms each year. Talk to any serious writer or office worker and you’ll likely hear about back pain. “Like many writers,” says author Jana Richards, “I spend a lot of time sitting in front of my computer. Add to that the […]

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10 Tools to Keep Writers Out of the Doctor’s Office

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Tools to Write Pain-Free by on August 11, 2015 6 Comments • views: 2034
10 Tools to Keep Writers Out of the Doctor’s Office

Going to the doctor’s office was never fun, but it’s gotten worse lately, what with the rising medical costs, rushed appointments, and increasing uncertainty about which doctor you’re going to get this time. Writers can find themselves in those offices more than they’d like, though, if they’re not careful. Full-timers, especially, spend hours at the […]

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Why Your Standing Desk Isn’t Doing You Any Good

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Tools to Write Pain-Free by on August 29, 2016 10 Comments • views: 2422
Why Your Standing Desk Isn’t Doing You Any Good

I’m just now getting used to standing up while I work. After researching the dangers of sitting for hours (over six hours increases your risk of, um…death), and looking into the options that are out there today for standing desks, I kind of convinced myself of the need to make a change. I haven’t invested […]

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Will Inversion Therapy Help You Work Pain-Free?

Filed in Tools to Write Pain-Free by on September 19, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1677
Will Inversion Therapy Help You Work Pain-Free?

If you’ve ever struggled with back pain, you’ve probably heard of inversion therapy. It’s the idea that inverting the body (upside down) can help treat conditions of the spine, potentially easing back pain, reducing pressure on spinal nerves and discs, and even increasing the space between the vertebrae to promote a healthier spine overall. The […]

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8 Easy Chair Exercises to Keep Writers in Shape

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on November 1, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1267
8 Easy Chair Exercises to Keep Writers in Shape

by Jane Dizon According to a 2013 survey, 86 percent of American workers sit with an average of 13 hours a day. That accounts for more than half of a day. Throw in your seven- to eight-hour sleep, and you’re looking at a staggering 21 hours of sedentary lifestyle, and that’s just in one day. […]

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How to Set Up the Best, Pain-Free Healthy Writing Space

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 29, 2017 8 Comments • views: 1484
How to Set Up the Best, Pain-Free Healthy Writing Space

We all know by now that spending too much time in the wrong chair can set you up for a lot of pain. The answer has to be finding the right chair, right? And there is no shortage of options out there. The gurus of ergonomics have pulled out all the stops to design top-of-the-line, […]

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