How to Prevent Office-Related Neck & Back Pain

Women working in an office

It’s never good to be uncomfortable at work. When at work, we often spend 8 hours (or more!) and sometimes even consider it our home-away-from-home. Many of us are workaholics, and often times we bring our work stresses home with us. It’s also possible to develop pains specific to spending long hours doing whatever job you happen to be doing, and to track that home with you.

The big problem with work and office-related pains is that if you develop them from office habits, they can crop up quickly but be hard to get rid of. In the same way as sleeping on your shoulder wrong, it can take much longer to be rid of a pain than to develop it. So it’s better to avoid those pains entirely! Here are some great ways you can avoid developing office pains:

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Beating the Heat During Your Summer Activities

It’s important any time of year to try to stay as active as you can. While it’s easier to stay inside when it’s cold out, looking outside during a beautiful sunny day can be heartbreaking if you’re staving off physical activity due to the heat. Even just a little bit of moving around can help you stay healthy, especially if you have a sedentary lifestyle or job. Taking a little bit of precautionary steps can help you stay safe even during the hottest of weathers.

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Surviving the No Good, Horrible Spring Allergy Season

Purple Spring Flowers

This year has been extremely bad for a lot of allergy sufferers. Blooms have just begun, leaving a ton of pollen to begin circulating into the air. Lots of people are suffering through the symptoms of seasonal spring allergies. Here are some tips to help you through the worst of it:

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Lower Back Pain? Could it be your mattress?

Can your mattress cause back pain?

Did you know that back pain is one of the most common types of pain felt by people in the US? We are constantly putting stresses and strains on our backs that culminate in back pain — especially lower back pain. It’s possible that your daily activities can cause your lower back pain, but if you are sleeping on a rough mattress or are sleeping in a certain position, this certainly won’t help ease your lower back pain. Continue reading Lower Back Pain? Could it be your mattress?

Understanding Open Enrollment for 2019

Open Enrollment 2019

Healthcare is as much about politics as it is about taking care your well-being. As U.S. political administrations change every four or eight years, new leadership often results in changes — real or proposed — to healthcare coverage. By and large, these changes don’t happen overnight, which could come as a relief for anyone currently enrolled in a 2018 Marketplace plan. According to Healthcare.gov, those actively covered by a 2018 health insurance plan through the Marketplace will have some choices when it comes to coverage in 2019. Continue reading Understanding Open Enrollment for 2019