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48 | Ergonomics: What is the ideal desk posture and set-up?

The Optimal Body

Health & Fitness

When you think of ergonomics, do you think about those fancy office desks and chairs? If so, tune into this PT Pearl as Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom fully explains what ergonomics is really about and how to obtain your optimal body in your work environment.  Listen in to be empowered with different methods you can apply at home or bring to your supervisor in order to create a healthy work environment for everyone.  This podcast is made to give you the power of setting an example, and hopefully a new norm, in your workplace; creating a healthy community instead of another dreaded work week full of bodily aches and pains. GIVEAWAY WILL BE POSTED ON @docjenfit Instagram at 8:30pm PST MONDAY NOV 1st What You Will Learn in this PT Pearl: 01:05 – What is ergonomics really means and how it relates to your working environment 03:38 – Misnomers behind ergonomics - What really matters for your body in your work environment 06:23 – Percentages of office workers experiencing neck pain, their recurrence rates, and the three factors as to why it happens 10:49 – First simple tip to empower yourself and relieve your work stress 13:20 – What works in work environments to create better ergonomics 14:35 – Second simple tip to decrease neck pain - Creating a community 16:10 – Third simple tip to support your foundation 16:50 – Fourth simple tip to stay moving - The power in setting examples 19:48 – Desks and chairs recommended by Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom and why 27:29 – Why investing in your health is so important To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zditl9OIDjM&list=PLk5UkBNdJQpZ_IlqhLBE41JP1xfPRhVEn&index=29 Research Citations: Chen, X., Coombes, B. K., Sjøgaard, G., Jun, D., O’Leary, S., & Johnston, V. (2017). Workplace-Based Interventions for Neck Pain in Office Workers: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Physical Therapy, 98(1), 40-62. doi:10.1093/ptj/pzx101 Sowah, D., Boyko, R., Antle, D., Miller, L., Zakhary, M., & Straube, S. (2018). Occupational interventions for the prevention of back pain: Overview of systematic reviews. Journal of Safety Research, 66, 39-59. doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2018.05.007 We Think You’ll Love: FREE QuaranTeam Challenge The Free 7 Day Mobility Challenge Jen’s Instagram Dom’s Instagram YouTube Channel check out the rest of Doc Jen's website, click here: www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode48 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/TOBpodcast/message


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