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2011-11-09 09:57:11

We´re not always aware of how we are making a decision. Unconscious feelings or perceptions may influence us. Another important source of information–even if we´re unaware of it–is the body itself. “Decision making, like other cognitive processes, is an integration of multiple sources of information–memory, visual imagery, and bodily information, like posture,” says Anita Eerland, a psychologist at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. In...

2011-10-12 10:00:00

Researchers Find that People with Seated Jobs Have Twice the Rate of Cardiovascular Disease as People with Standing Jobs Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 VersaTables.com, manufacturer of high quality, American-made computer furniture, is proud to introduce the latest innovative stand-up desk with the promise of providing computing consumers greater comfort and improved overall health. VersaTables has been dedicated to manufacturing desks with the capability to combat the health...

2011-08-03 12:58:32

A multidisciplinary team at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed a new training method using a desktop webcam to improve ergonomic posture and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) among office workers using computers. According to an article in Applied Ergonomics in the forthcoming issue, a group of 60 workers received both office training and an automatic frequent-feedback system that displayed a webcam photo of a worker's current sitting posture alongside the...

2011-07-31 00:02:08

In just a few short weeks millions of college students will be headed back to school, many for the first time. As these students get ready to invest their time, and perhaps their parents money in this important milestone, it might be worth spending just a few extra minutes and dollars setting them up with the right tools for success. Experts agree, good ergonomics boost student potential and the Space 5500 is the first ergonomic desk chair even a student could afford. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB)...

2011-07-12 00:00:56

Posture Awareness Week is July 11th -16th, 2011 at Executive Express Chiropractic in Downtown San Francisco. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 San Francisco Chiropractor, Dr. Eben Davis and his team of posture experts will be donating their time and offering free services to educate Embarcadero Center tenants and Financial District office workers on the relationship between good posture and good health. Says Dr. Davis, "Most people are not aware of the damaging effects of poor posture...

2011-06-10 00:00:27

Invented as a way to reduce "economy class syndrome," the new Happy Feet adjustable footrest is ideal for those with leg or back problems. Simply attach the footrest to the airplane tray table, and it will make even the longest flights comfortable. For more information, please visit airplanefootrest.com. (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 With Zarcor, Inc.'s new Happy Feet adjustable footrest, economy airplane passengers can now enjoy an amenity usually found only in first class. This carry-on...

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2011-05-20 12:56:48

Does it explain why we walk upright and why women like tall men?A University of Utah study shows that men hit harder when they stand on two legs than when they are on all fours, and when hitting downward rather than upward, giving tall, upright males a fighting advantage.This may help explain why our ape-like human ancestors began walking upright and why women tend to prefer tall men."The results of this study are consistent with the hypothesis that our ancestors adopted bipedal posture so...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

Relax The Back, the nation's largest specialty retailer of ergonomic products to relieve and prevent back and neck pain, is holding an Ugliest Office Chair Contest, in which contestants submit photos of the ugliest chair in their office to win a Lifeform Ultimate Mid-Back Executive Office Chair, a $2495 value. The contest's goal is to promote the benefits of good office ergonomics, which include increased productivity and greater comfort. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 That ugly chair...

2011-01-06 16:26:22

Show enthusiasm, ask questions and bring copies of a resume. These are just a handful of the most common interview tips for job seekers, but a person's posture may also be a deciding factor for whether they land a coveted position "“ even when the person on the other side of the desk is in a more powerful role. According to new research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, posture plays an important role in determining whether people act as though they are...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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