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Dehydration

Dehydration affects your health. Being properly hydrated helps with your general health such as digestion and improves your mental and physical performance, helping to reduce the risk of injury during activity.

Posture while standing at work

Certain tasks require periods of prolonged standing in combination with lifting and reaching activities. Whilst standing, the following measures should be taken: Stand in a relaxed style and gently pull in your stomach muscles. Organise work to allow you to alternate equally between standing and sitting positions. Ensure the work surface for assembly line or – read more…

Lifting advice

Lifting is one of the most common causes of mechanical back pain so it is important to minimize the strain on the back when lifting. Here are some simple rules to follow: Always lift objects within your limitations. Ask for assistance if the object to be lifted is awkward or heavy. Adopt a wide firm – read more…

Pillows and sleeping

Your pillow should support your neck and allow it to rest in a balanced position by filling the gap between your head and the bed maintaining the neck and head in a neutral position. Orthopaedic shaped pillows may assist in achieving the correct posture. Avoid sleeping face down as this will cause increased strain on – read more…

Posture while sleeping

We are all different weights, shapes and sizes, but have one thing in common when it comes to sleeping which is we spend a third of our lives in bed. There is no one solution that suits all. It is as important to have a good posture while asleep as it is to have one – read more…

Posture while driving

A relaxed driving posture reduces the stress on your spine, allowing your seat to support you. Recline the seat back 10-15 degrees from the vertical. Tilt the chair of the seat to as near to horizontal as possible, a cushion can be used to level the seat. Slide the seat forward so you can comfortably – read more…

Posture while sitting at a PC

Always take the time to adjust your chair, particularly if you share your computer with others at work or in the household. Use a cushioned chair with adjustable height and seat tilt. Tilt your chair seat downwards 15-20 degrees so your knees are below your hips and pull in your stomach muscles. A rolled up – read more…

Advice on posture at work

Whether at home, work or on the move we are spending large parts of our day using a computer. When sitting and concentrating on the screen for so long, we may not be aware that the position in which we are sitting is, in fact, harmful to our spine and joints. A good posture reduces – read more…

Maintaining a good posture

Having and maintaining a good posture is a major step in helping your recovery and reducing the stresses and strains on your body. These are simple guidelines which can be incorporated into your everyday life to help speed your recovery. The ideal posture would allow for a plumb line to hang straight through a line – read more…