May 6 2007 Ergonomics Newsletter
The Weighty Issue of Ergonomics - Tips for the Gym
Strong muscles perform better, have better endurance, and are less prone to fatigue and injury. Weight lifters, however, may commonly experience elbow, shoulder, back and knee pain. Here are some ergonomic tips to keep you pain-free at the gym.
One additional strengthening tip -
Our muscles that bend the fingers and grip objects are working hard throughout the day. Create muscular balance in the hand by strengthening the muscles that straighten the wrist and fingers. Take a rubberband and place it around all 5 finger tips, then spread open the fingers against the resistance of the rubberband.
A taste great treat that is good for you -
Now that summer is on it's way, enjoy some fresh pineapple. Pineapple contains Bromelain, an enzyme that is thought to reduce inflammation and speed healing in injuries
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Marji Hajic, Ergonomics Editor
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