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Well-paced in the Fast-paced Workplace
06 Jul 2018, 12:17 pm

Most Singaporean adults spend most of their day in the office – in this article, we share some healthy workplace habits to adopt.

Top 3 Ergonomic Risk-Factors
11 Feb 2015, 8:00 am

When assessing the workplace for ergonomic risk, 3 things factors are usually targeted for elimination, and reduction where elimination is not possible. They are, Sustained Poor Posture High Task Repetition Forceful Exertion These 3 factors directly lead to muscle fatigue or strain, leaving the body open to injuries. Sustained Poor Posture Sustained poor posture is […]

Ergonomics problems like Back and Neck Pains cost Singapore $3.5 billion a year
31 Mar 2014, 10:17 am

Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Instituteestimates that work-related musculoskeletal disorders and other ergonomic problems result in an economic loss of $3.5 billion a year to Singapore1.  This is approximately 1% of Singapore GDP. This may not seem much but when compared to the average 1% productivity growth recorded in the past decade, without these ergonomic […]

Additional Sitting Posture Types
03 Oct 2013, 8:54 am

With the advent of laptops and smart phones, our daily working postures have and new Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) such as the Blackberry Thumb. Steelcase conducted a global study in 11 countries, observing over 2000 people in a wide range of environments and postures. Company researchers discovered nine new postures that were a result of […]

Are you ready to get back to work?
23 Dec 2012, 11:12 am

Who do you know if you are well enough to get to work? Or as an employer, if your employee is ready after workplace incident? In 2012, the Workplace Safety and Health Council in Singapore revised their guidelines for Occupational Diseases. One of the key approaches on preventing injuries is not to place your employees in […]

2012 Global Medical Trends on the Rise
25 Jul 2012, 9:25 am

A recent study released by Tower Watson, 2012 Global Medical Trends, shows an increase in medical costs across every market. Unsurprisingly to us, Musculoskeletal/Back Condition is the global top 5 medical cause towards the high prevalence of medical claims.  In Europe and the US, it’s the No 2 and No 3 top cause respectively. Also […]

Neck Pain: The truth on Traction
29 Sep 2011, 4:15 pm

The amount of people working in a desk bound jobs is increasing worldwide. Unfortunately, these jobs tend to go, hand in hand with a greater chance of suffering from prolonged neck and back pain. Maybe for this very reason, currently the most common source of musculoskeletal disability is chronic neck pain. According to a recent […]

Anti-Ageing Exercise for your Lower Back – Good Nourishment is the Key
24 May 2011, 12:43 pm

The discs in the spine age and degenerate just like all of the other structures in the body. However, today’s sedentary lifestyles often speed up this process. We cannot apply anti-ageing creams or lotions to our discs, but certain exercises can help to maximize the discs nourishment. The Theory: Disc Nutrition The discs are fluid-filled […]

Top 5 Office Exercises
21 May 2011, 6:01 pm

Do you have trouble with neck and back stiffness and tingling sensation down to your fingers? Or, frequent neck and back stiffness from prolonged sitting in front of computer and tingling sensation at your fingers from prolonged typing. The following office exercises are a great way to prevent these symptoms from happening. These exercises involve stretching […]

Want to correct your Posture? Try Cogwheel Model.
26 Jan 2011, 12:00 am

The Cogwheel Model is a theory of postural correction where the segments of the body are all related. These segments are like cogwheels, i.e. when one part moves, the others should naturally follow. These segments are the low back/pelvis, trunk and head/neck regions. To correct a slouched posture using the Cogwheel method, you should tilt […]

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