Should You Consider Buying a Standing Desk? To answer the question posed in the title, maybe! Standing desks are most likely healthier for you than conventional desks. Because, let’s face it: unless one has a manual labor job or an active occupation, we sit quite a bit during our lives. For those who have an office job, the amount of time spent sitting can be upwards of forty hours a week, excluding the time it takes to commute to work, after-work leisure activities, or when we are stuck with Santa-duty…
Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Injury Prevention

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Let’s face it, injuries are going to happen. From slips, trips, and falls to repetitive motion injuries, workers get hurt on the job every day. Your workforce put their bodies on the line more and more frequently leaving them susceptible to some serious harm. Not only is this costly for the workers themselves, but also their families and employers usually take the brunt of it. From lost pay and lost revenue to time off and high expenses, this is a lose/lose scenario. In addition, injuries also affect the rest of…
While preparing a budget, most organizations make a provision for the management of injuries at the workplace. But, more than often, the actual expenses incurred due to the injuries exceed the tentative expenses allocated in the budget. This happens because businesses tend to underestimate the expenses and the extent of injuries that can occur at the workplace. They also ignore or do not take into account the indirect expenses to be borne due to injuries. And it is this ignorance that can create a huge dent in the profits. The…
Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Introducing Work Force Strong

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There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Unfortunately, a lot of exercise programs are just that – giving a “broad strokes” approach without taking the individual’s specific needs into account. This is a trend I also noticed in workplace wellness programs. It’s not enough to just get people away from their desks and moving. The trainer and client should have specific goals in mind. Does the client want to increase productivity? Reduce workplace injuries? Cut down on sick time? All of the above? The corporate world…