Cell Phones and the Decline of Posture ~ by Dr. Karri Cardinal

10 July, 2017

Next time you are standing in line, look around and watch people on their mobile devices. Technology has certainly made things easier for us, but at what cost? Forward head posture, rounded shoulders and hunching (“iPosture”) can cause myriad health problems such as neck pain, upper back pain, mid back pain, low back pain, headaches, jaw pain, migraines and accelerated aging of the spine and discs; to name just a few. More importantly, poor posture causes stress to your nervous system which provides energy to all of your vital organs. This can translate to overall poor health, dysfunction and disease.

Now even young kids have these mobile devices and are learning poor postural habits at an early age. It use to be that we were 40 or 50 before we started having “back pain”, now we are seeing the effects of poor posture at an earlier age… in our teens and 20’s! It’s time we learn how to use these devices properly and teach our children to do so as well.

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Three Simple Self Care Practices For Workplace Wellness

26 June, 2017

Having a desk job can come with a high amount of stress that can wreck havoc in your body. Use this post as a guide to help you learn some simple self-care practices to combat stress and promote inner peace in the midst of your busy workday.

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Why Workplace Massage 2: Breaking Down Function of the Desk-bound Body

9 April, 2017

Most people are required to sit in front of their computers to perform highly engaging tasks. Brain is active, but body is not. The human body is designed to move, not to be still.  Sitting still causes muscles to get “cold” and have little blood circulation. Lack of circulation means lack of oxygenated blood to your muscles, causing them to contract. This results in tension, discomfort, and pain. Incorrect posture and body mechanics also lead to aggravation of nerves and muscle tension.

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Why Workplace Massage?

5 April, 2017

Can’t people just go get a massage somewhere else, like a spa, where they can fully relax and not have to go back to work?

The duration of chair massage is so short – would it even make a dent in my stress level?
In this blog, I will address not only why is it important for the workplace to invest in wellness services, but why is it precisely in the workplace that they must be offered.

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