Ergonomic Tools for your Office [Infographic]

By now, many of us have read about the dangers of deskwork. Hours and hours of plugging away at a computer strains our muscles, joints, eyes, and just about everything else in some way or another. While a big focus of office safety has been on standing desks and more ergonomically-sound desk chairs, many of us forget about what lies at the end of our own two hands. This infographic breaks down ergonomic keyboard and mouse options to improve hand, wrist, and arm comfort; reduce strain; and prevent and alleviate long-term injuries. Plus it offers tips to use your mouse and keyboard more safely.

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Stress Management Practices [Infographic]

“The word stress refers to the body’s physical and emotional response to a demand that forces a person out of their comfort zone. These responses can sometimes help, providing bursts of energy to escape danger, but it is when such responses are a reaction to something emotional that people could start to suffer.”

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Environmental Dates: Bike to Work Day

Environmental Dates: Bike to Work Day | ecogreenlove

Bike to Work Day is an annual event held on various days in the Spring across the United States and Canada that promotes the bicycle as an option for commuting to work.

Rain or Shine, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Take it slow and steady.
    Streets, train tracks and white paint can get slippery when it rains. AND, your brakes will grab more slowly.
  • Dress for the weather.
    Wear a rain jacket for sure and, if you have them, a pair of rain pants. You’ll stay much drier that way.
  • If you don’t have rain pants, wear old pants you don’t mind getting wet and then bring a dry pair to change into at the office.
  • Wear rubber-soled shoes
    – much easier to push off from a wet pavement than those with leather soles.

– youcanbikethere

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Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier

40 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier

Originally Published on psysci.co

It’s easy to become obsessed with the pursuit of seeking happiness, but the truth is we can all do a little something to feel a bit happier. Often ‘a bit’ happier is all it takes to feel significantly better, the journey to happiness is more of an accumulation of marginal gains rather than one big thing suddenly making us happier.

Some of these ways will be more useful to certain people than others and for that reason they are in no particular order.

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Health consequences of long Commuting [Infographic]

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A Sea Full of Trash – Tackling the Plastic Problem [Infographic]

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Beyond the landfills and trash heaps moldering in almost every town and city across the globe, manmade garbage has found its way into the natural landscape on a mind-boggling scale. It seems as though there are virtually no places left on Earth free of our rubbish. Junk can be found everywhere – from the bellies of animals and the tissues of our own bodies to the world’s vast oceans.

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How Sitting too long can affect your Health + Infographics

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Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Since childhood you’ve known being a couch potato is bad. But why? Simply put, our bodies weren’t made to sit all day. Sitting for long periods of time, even with exercise, has a negative effect on our health. What’s worse, many of us sit up to 15 hours a day. That means some of us spend the bulk of our waking moments on the couch, in an office chair, or in a car.

Sitting all day long isn’t hard to counteract, but you have to keep your eye on two details: your daily activity and the amount of time you sit. Let’s start by taking a look at what sitting all day does to your body.

Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day. To avoid the health risks, we need not just 30 minutes of daily exercise, but taking every opportunity to get up during the day.

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