- Consider a standing desk so your legs have constant range of motion and you are able to shift your body more frequently.
- If seated at a traditional desk chair, check that the seat height is appropriate. Feet should rest comfortably flat on the floor with knees and hips able to bend easily at 90-degree angles.
- At least once every hour, stand up and take a quick lap around your office floor and/or do some stretching—like reaching arms high up above your head or extending them out to the sides for several counts.
- Organize “walking” meetings with colleagues, or use a mobile headset if it’s just you on a training or conference call. Walk up and down halls, stairwells, or even parking lots and garages.
- Try some easy exercises at your desk when you feel tension setting in, such as shoulder shrugs, neck rolls, torso twists, or seated leg extensions.
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Monday, December 5, 2016
- Stress fractures or broken bones
- Overuse injuries
- Wear properly fitting shoes and costumes
- Pay close attention to the correct technique and form
- Do plenty of warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after each rehearsal or performance
- Know their body’s limits, and recognize when they are tired and need a break
- Never, ever dance through the pain of an injury
- Drink plenty of fluids and eat healthfully during this busy time
Monday, November 28, 2016
- Never use a broken or damaged ladder, or one that has bent or uneven rungs.
- Wipe off any mud, grease, oil, or other slippery substance that might be on the ladder. Check your shoes too for slippery soles, and never wear flip-flops when climbing a ladder.
- Make sure the ladder is set up on stable, even ground, or flooring.
- Position ladder away from chandeliers, electrical wires, tree limbs, or any other obstructions.
- Have someone near you, within shouting distance, when on a ladder in case you fall.
- Face the ladder rungs while climbing, not the other way around.
- Do not stand on the top rung, or above any marked levels.
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