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How Laptop Users Can Avoid Neck Pain

by Sarah Beck, Physiotherapist   In a live Facebook video, Karen Finnin, founder of Online.Physio and musculoskeletal physiotherapist, broke down a recent review of neck pain in office workers by Chen and colleagues (2018). Karen spoke about the interventions that have been shown to work for neck pain rehabilitation in computer users, and noted the areas…

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How To Be S.M.A.R.T About Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

New year, new you – right? We do it every year, New Year’s resolutions, and more often then not forget about it by now. Not this year! Join me in being S.M.A.R.T about your New Year’s fitness resolution.   SPECIFIC My goal is to increase my core strength and reduce my abdominal separation (thanks to…

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10 Minute Pilates Series: Hotel Room Workout That Requires No Equipment

A growing percentage of Australians are finding themselves living between hotels or city apartments and their family home due to work commitments. This lifestyle makes it very difficult to commit to a fitness regime especially if you enjoy classes such as Pilates. If you’re reading this article I’m guessing you fall into this category. Have…

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Top 3 Packable Items You Need To Keep Fit On The Road

Packable fitness items when on the road

I know how difficult it can be keeping fit when you’re on the road. Your routine is out of whack, you’re living out of a suitcase and you’d either prefer not to slug it out in the hotel gym or have surroundings too beautiful to waste in a gym. This was me a year ago,…

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The 7 Stretches All Laptop Users Should Do

Despite the negative sentiment that we often hear, laptop use can be safe, fun, and an amazing way to live a life of flexibility.   With a few simple things in place, the impact from working on a laptop can be minimized.   One way to prevent injury is through regular computer breaks, teamed with…

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How to Avoid Injuries While Hiking

If you work from a laptop and travel a lot, it is important to back away from the screen and suck in some fresh air at times.   Hiking can be an awesome way to do this.   As a Physiotherapist and digital nomad myself, I have found hiking to be a great way to experience…

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Booking a long haul flight? Read this health advice first

You twist around in your seat once more, strangulating your arm with the headphone cord and wincing from the pain in your neck, all while pulling the next persons rug off their knees. Awkward.   Long haul flying in economy class is undoubtedly brutal.   We have all read lists of things to do on…

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My ‘Must Pack’ Guide for Healthy Laptop Travels

  I am currently in China visiting my husband Dan, who is working in Shanghai for a while. Naturally I am doing some work on the laptop while I am here, so I thought I would share with you some of my ‘must pack’ items that I travel with. These items help me to work…

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What Is The Tech Trap and Are You At Risk?

These days, digital gadgets dominate our lives: smartphones, smart watches, tablets and laptops. An ever-increasing number of people tap into at least one of these gadgets daily. Many use three or four.   These gadgets have revolutionized the way we work. Idle time can now be productive, alone time can be shared with others and…

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